Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1263 times:
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 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.
4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3088 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1233 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!!
FlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 1214 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 .
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.