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  1. CoolB Black Belt

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    For anyone that didn
     
  2. jefferz Steel Belt

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    I seen a few, not many though. I live in North Dakota.
     
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    Apparently the rate was about 5 - 10 per hour. I got up at 2:30am half looped still and lasted about 10 minutes. Didn't see a damn thing and went back to bed.
     
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    how incredible
     
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    I dont see anything, is this a joke or my comp:D oh lol i get it now
     
  7. Roxxo Purple Belt

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    I saw a couple throughout the night.
     
  8. Flippant silly twonk

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    Stayed up to see it, knowing it might be a dud.
    But lots of celestial events turn out to be duds. Meh.

    What I counted was nothing more than a normal night's observing.

    Meteor showers sound exciting so people naturally want to see something spectacular. But I haven't seen any astronomer interviewed that didn't use very cautionary statements.

    The best meteor shower I ever saw was one year's Leonids. There were some hundred or so per hour, pretty active.
     
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    I added a little sarcasm but I knew it was a hit or miss considering estimates were pretty much a guessing game. I even had the weather on my side. It was cloudy and raining in the evening but cleared up to perfect viewing skies by the time I got up.

    I haven't seen a good meteor shower for at least 15-20 years but I remember setting up some blankets behind my high school years ago and watching a stream of meteors all night. At that time I had no clue what shower it was. I just saw a news clip and went out.
     
  10. BearGrounds A great many scalps.

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    The ISON hype got me. I knew better this time.
     
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    I actually saw two meteorites went inside for 15 minutes and in that time it clouded over.
     
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    Beginning of zombie apocalypse?
     

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