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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 11/17/2001 5:50:52 PM EDT
Don't forget, wake up early tomorrow and go outside and checkout the show. I'll probably get up around 3am or maybe 4am and check it out. This is one time I wish I was out west in Nevada or Arizona with clear dark skies. Northern va sucks with light pollution. I should have driven to the Shenandoah and camped out. doh. From Sky and Telescope "The Leonids, which are one of a dozen or so annual meteor showers caused by streams of cometary debris, arrive at a blistering 44 miles (71 kilometers) per second – the fastest known." In 1966 lucky observers in the southwestern United States gaped in awe for 20 minutes as Leonid meteors fell at the rate of 40 per second! Clear Skys everyone.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:53:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2001 6:07:39 PM EDT by big_guy]
I will be out also. I heard the meteor showers would peak around 3:30 - 4:30
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 5:58:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/17/2001 5:51:42 PM EDT by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:00:56 PM EDT
I have been trying to see a meteor storm since we moved out here. Every time they say there is going to be a good one, the damn clouds move in and block the whole sky. Tonight, there are no clouds, no moon, and, Lord willing, there is no way I am going to miss this one. It should be good.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:02:51 PM EDT
What time should they be over southern Ohio?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:07:16 PM EDT
I'll be sitting in the hot tub turning into a prune and watching the sky.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 6:40:32 PM EDT
When they are at max on the east coast, they are at max everywhere. Just different times according to our watches. So, if the max time is 5am on the east coast, it is 2am on the west coast. Time to zzzz...
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 8:50:53 PM EDT
The wife and I had planned on staying up tonight to catch the shower, but it's so cloudy here you can't even see the moon or clouds. [:(] God Bless Texas
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:45:08 PM EDT
I hope one of those meteors brings the gift of a re-animation virus.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:47:26 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:13:15 PM EDT
Seen quite a few good ones in the last 15 min, I'm on Marco Isalnd right now at my parrents house, this is a good place to view this. I remember seeing a few of these a night as teenager, but not as brilliant or frequent as tonight.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:46:36 PM EDT
HEHEHE....I'm gettin paid to watch them! I have to be onsite throughout the storm so that if any of my satellites get hit, we can tell the insurance company that we had enginner support for the storm, and in the case of a collision, we can wave good-bye to the spacecraft in person.. The chances of getting hit are so small, that it's stupid to have extra people on hand, but what the hell? I'll stick around and watch the show. Now where did I put that coffee mug??
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:05:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:12:59 AM EDT
Already saw two in Boston and I wasn't even looking for them.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:46:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 12:41:29 AM EDT by Ruckus]
MOTHERF&%$!*G Clouds!!!
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 12:54:58 AM EDT
My daughter & I saw about 10 in the last 10 minutes.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 1:10:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:01:48 AM EDT
Son of a bitch. Wake up around 4am and foggy as hell. ARRRGGGGG... Its a conspiracy. Happens every time something cool is supposed to happen at night.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:05:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 4:59:37 AM EDT by Ulysse_Nardin_1846]
Wake up? Hell, sometimes I'm up until 7am. The show was badass. Some were pretty damm bright. Best show I've seen all year. Well, the Galapagos IMAX was cool too.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:07:57 AM EDT
Will they be visible Sunday night too? Also is their a section of the sky you should look at? thanks,
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:09:33 AM EDT
Happened to me too, clouds come swooping in to obscure the show.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:26:29 AM EDT
Saw quite a few. Maybe 2-300 per hour. It finally cleared up around 4:30am here in Florida.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:35:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 5:59:54 AM EDT
... set alarm for 3:00AM ... looked outside ... sky was obscured by clouds ... back to bed
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 6:30:35 AM EDT
[b]SAW[/b] quite a few in NJ, even with all the light pollution. Marvelous show.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 7:13:07 AM EDT
Got up at 1, 3, 4 o'clock, went outside, no clouds. No meteors. WTF? Watched and waited.. too much city light?
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 8:54:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By arex: Got up at 1, 3, 4 o'clock, went outside, no clouds. No meteors. WTF? Watched and waited.. too much city light?
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You were suppose to get up at 2a PST(5a EST). If stood there for a few minutes, and just look up into the sky you should see some. But I think you may have been an hour too early, was those times EST or PST time?
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 9:02:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/18/2001 8:58:13 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]
At midnight I saw the brightest and longest lasting ones 180 degrees from Orion and low on the horizon. At 4 AM they were everywhere.
Link Posted: 11/18/2001 9:09:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SS109: Will they be visible Sunday night too? Also is their a section of the sky you should look at? thanks,
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If I remember correctly they sometimes last 2 days. But the major time was this morning. You can try again tonight but I don't think you will see many. The area of the sky is Leo, hence the name Leonoid. I think I saw some from Orion too (on tv)
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 3:35:21 AM EDT
Looked up at Leo this morning a few minutes before I left for work and saw 2 meteors and a satellite zip by (in a 4 minute timeframe.) Guess that is better than nothing.
Link Posted: 11/19/2001 3:38:27 AM EDT
But the Hale Bopp comet was cool as well. How often do you get a chance to see a UFO flying away with web programmers on board?
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