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So the Geminids are supposed to peak tonight through Sunday morning.
Huh!
I spent 10 minutes out in the cold on the front porch and saw exactly one very faint short orange-ish streak.
Thousands of stars, even the Milky Way showing up faintly, Jupiter rising in the East, so took a look with my spotting scope and saw the 4 moons.
But NO 60 TO 80 METEORS PER HOUR!
Like 1 a minute, uh, uh. 1 in 10 minutes.
Pooh, not worth freezing things off for that.
 

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Oh, sure, supposed to be a meteor shower tonight. Meanwhile, in drought- stricken New Mexico we have rain and snow until later tomorrow. Now get your kiester back outside and give us a range report.
 

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You must have forgot to wash you vehicle. :D:D:D


After midnight is best viewing for most meteor showers.
 
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Supposed to best for us between 10PM and 2AM before the Moon rises. I'll check again after the News at 11:30.
 

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What kind of soap do you use for a meteor shower? :icon_ poke::D:D:D
 

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The only showers we're bound to see originate much closer to earth and will be quite wet. :D :p
 

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At least you aren't staring at some asteroids!
 

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I got up that Perseid stuff once at 3 am and didn't see a thing. I won't ever do that again unless I'm in the country. City lights block too much.
 

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Another 10 minutes in the cold, 1 more faint orange streak.
 

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Maybe we should riot, you know....:unsure:....maybe turn over a few telescopes, threaten NASA, set a planetarium on fire.....
 

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Usually the best time is between 2am and 4am, can't remember the exact reason, however it is something to do with the rotation of the earth and how it travels through the debris. We saw 3 after 11pm Friday night why we were sitting around the fire making smores.
 

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I never see any of that stuff either. The whole entire atmosphere could dry up except a single cloud that was 20 foot by 20 foot and sure as hell.......that cloud would go into stationary orbit over my head every time I looked up.


I did see the last 15 minutes of the last eclipse while on the way to work. Went from deep red to a fine pink until the morning sun washed the sky out.
 

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My location in the country should allow for perfect viewing, but I never see anything. Government cutbacks are the cause.
 

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It depends on the density of the field, the angle we hit the field at and where you are located on the planet. It also depends on whether or not you are looking at the right section of sky.

We were going to go camping to see it but it was overcast so we didn't go.
 

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It's been so foggy here the last couple weeks we haven't seen our porch, let alone the sky!
 
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