Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by CoolB, May 24, 2014.
For anyone that didn
I seen a few, not many though. I live in North Dakota.
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.
I dont see anything, is this a joke or my comp oh lol i get it now
I saw a couple throughout the night.
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.
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.
The ISON hype got me. I knew better this time.
I actually saw two meteorites went inside for 15 minutes and in that time it clouded over.
Beginning of zombie apocalypse?
Separate names with a comma.