Meteor Shower Tonight to Rain Bits of Halley's Comet on Earth

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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  3. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Great! This will be the first time I've gotten to see any of Halley's Comet, which, during its last well-publicized-beforehand foray into our field of vision, not only was not perceptible to the naked eye, but also looked like an out-of-focus Q-tip when viewed with binoculars.
     
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    Linda7NJ Active Member

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    I'm excited but fairly sure it will be cloudy and raining tonight...everytime something really cool is going to be in the night's sky... it does, :(
     
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    Is this tonight or was it last night/this morning?

    I hope it's tonight, I want to see it!
     
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    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    Can anybody explain this Halleys Comet is supposed to come around every 76 yrs. but yet in 1986 they say it was present. As a matter of fact I think I remember looking at it through a telescope. So how come it's present in 2011, when they said we wouldn't see it again until approx. 2062?

    Halley's Comet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    I think the very peak was this morning (I didn't see this article until today, however) but the meteors will continues over several days, so you will still see quite a few tonight and over the weekend.
     
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    Seems it has rained every day for forever, not surprised Halley is going to rain on us too. :floorlaugh:
     

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