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Meteor Shower Tonite!  
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1047 times:

If you're in North America, tonite there is a big meteor shower. I'm waking up at 3:30 EST to see it, you should too if your body is up to it. (Hopefully mine will, especially on college time.)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=624&ncid=624&e=1&u=/ap/20021118/ap_on_sc/meteor_shower_1

Regards



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
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User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Hello,

04:10 in the morning here in Ireland. Been up all night looking out, hoping for the cloud to go away. No such luck  Sad! Ah well, my next chance is in 2033.

Jeremiah



Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1025 times:

Overcast here in Chicago with a rain alert and a 3 mile visibility. Doubt we'll be able to check it out. Assuming there are some souls awake at that time.


Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Too damn cloudy west of Cleveland tonight.  Sad The early show was to be between 11pm and midnight here, but you can barely see the moon. Gee, clouds in Cleveland....never happens.  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1002 times:

WOW!

It's a gorgeous clear sky tonight. I just got back from watching it with my friends, we must have seen over 100 in under an hour. Simply incredible. It was freezing outside!! But well worth it  Smile Unlike anything I've ever seen before. We drove 20 minutes to a back road near the farms. The only downside was the full moon, but it was still an amazing experience.

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

clouds, err, and they went away right after the shower ended.


At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 995 times:

We had clouds too, so I didn't even bother to get up and have a look.

Staffan


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11951 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Here in Norway there was not a cloud in sight when the meteor shower occured...but it was at 5am, so I couldn't bother to get up for it.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 993 times:

Buenos Aires, Argentina here -
Went out of the city - too bright where I live...
But that full moon did not help...
Saw quite a show for a few minutes.
(s) Skipper


User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2997 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 972 times:

Too tired to drive into the mountains, but watched from my backyard (in Gilbert, AZ) for an hour 3 - 4AM. Well, with my house blocking out the entire western sky (where the moon was) and two trees blocking half of what was left, I still caught quite a show! I faced east, towards the radiant. I guess I could only see the brightest, as most of the ones I saw were bright enough to leave a train for several seconds. A couple times near the peak I counted off a minute and counted between 12 and 15 per minute, sometimes more than 1 at any moment. Over the limited view of the sky, with the moon and city lights, I thought that was impressive!!



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 953 times:

Well I actually got myself up at 3:45 and went to an open plain here in central Florida. To my surprise, there must have been one or two thousand people there at 4:15am. It was absolutely clear out. We saw so many, it was amazing. The peak was at 5:30 just like the report predicted, we saw up to 5 at a few given moments. The larger ones tended to be in the western sky. The only thing I wasn't prepared for was the fact it was 35 degrees out. I froze my arse off, I thought this was Florida  Smile.

Sorry about the original post, I didn't realize most of the world was gonna be able to see it, I misread an earlier report saying that N. America hasn't received a show like this in awhile.



Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlinePPGMD From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 944 times:

Damn I knew that I should have went to Orlando, we had an overcast layer in Daytona.



I did get to see a couple but not the full show like I wanted to see.



At worst, you screw up and die.
User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 928 times:
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It was clear in HNL, but I didn't get up to see it . . .

User currently offlineSkyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 925 times:

Caught up on some beauty sleep.... ya seen one rock ya seen em all.

User currently offlineFlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Always one............


Sometimes I go about in pity for myself and all the while a great wind carries me across the sky.
User currently offlineUALrampORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 917 times:

Saw a whole bunch last night at work over Rockford(RFD). Really something that takes your breath away.

UALrampORD


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 907 times:

Je89 w,

If you're so upset, you can always come live here in Central Illinois and I can sleep in and miss things like this in your Honolulu home Big grin So when are we switching residences?



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User currently offlineJe89_w From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 2360 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (11 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 891 times:
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Never mind! Big grin Leave it be!  Big grin

Je89


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