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#1 Aquarellia

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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:32 AM

Just a nice souvenir.

The first fireball of this year.

As always when seeing this type of event I look at my clock to note the precise time and then I sketch quickly the position and direction of the meteor on a paper facing the stars, here just the main stars of CAS and CYG, the day after I make the watercolor inverted.  That was August 8th 20h42 UT, magnitude was -6 with a nice long fragmentation at the end.

 

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But I have no idea about the radian of this small rock ?

 

Clear sky to you all.

Michel


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Posted 09 August 2019 - 09:43 AM

Nice observation and rendition; thanx for sharing!    Tom



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Posted 09 August 2019 - 10:36 AM

Michel,

 

Nice sketch of Tonight -6 fireball smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 01:24 PM

Michel, a beautiful souvenir of the event. Interestingly here in Hawaii my daughter and I also saw a fireball in the west that was bright green blue last night at 22:13 local HST (8/10/19 0813 UT). I had never seen one before that color. Maybe this means we are in for more delights from the Perseids?

 

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Posted 10 August 2019 - 06:11 PM

Amazing scene Michel, I like the serenity in your painting.

 

Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 11 August 2019 - 08:24 PM

Michel,

 

Always remarkable captures from you my friend.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 03:37 AM

Michel, always fan of your work. You should publish a book with a collection of all your art, you will have at least one buyer for sure smile.png

 

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:22 AM

Thank you Tom and Tom!

 

Michel, a beautiful souvenir of the event. Interestingly here in Hawaii my daughter and I also saw a fireball in the west that was bright green blue last night at 22:13 local HST (8/10/19 0813 UT). I had never seen one before that color. Maybe this means we are in for more delights from the Perseids?

 

Cindy

Thank you Cindy too!

Indeed that was something interestig this year, read from Spaceweather.com:

 

August 1st

PERSEID FIREBALLS: Last night, NASA's network of all-sky meteor cameras detected 10 Perseid fireballs disintegrating over the USA, tripling the rate from previous nights. This is a sign that Earth is moving deeper into the debris stream of parent Comet Swift-Tuttle--and it's just the beginning. Forecasters expect the shower to peak on Aug. 12-13 with nightly increases in meteor rates between now and then.

 

Yesterday night at 4:30 we count 15 Perseids from +4 to -2 and 2 sporadics but no fireball.

I'm ready tonight from 4 to 5 local time.

 

I was not the only one to post the event, but only 3 of us look in the AMS site:

https://fireball.ams...event/2019/3609

 

Thank you also for Mr X, Frank and Martijn

Michel




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