Leonid Meteor Shower

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Anyone seen anything yet?

Here in EDT it's 1:30ish, and we have'nt seen much.

Supposed to be a meteor storm, but we are still waiting....
How about you ?
 
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Where is this supposed to be? Does it go as far as the midwest? I haven't seen anything yet.
 
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Too cloudy here. Weatherman said we'd probably
have to go to El Paso to see it... :)
 
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hummm... guess I'll have to search around for a better spot to watch... :(
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buck52

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All over here in eastern Mass
fun to see but... didn't live up to the hype of the local media

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I stayed up all night, seeing nothing for a long while, finally saw some about 4 AM with increasing frequency til dawn (yawn). I conservativley estimate we saw 150+ in the 2 1/2 hrs. Not bad at all, but not the "storm" predicted.
Interesting, buck, that you seem to be getting them over the course of the evening while here in TN there was nothing much, then a flurry of activity, or was that the case for you, too?

Actually I guess anything over 50 per hour is really good.
These meteors were very fast and short lived, but we had the occasional long streak with a slowly fading smoke trail.
At one point we saw about 7 within ~10-15 seconds!

I am very tired but I am glad I stayed up to witness this better than average shower. :)
 

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Hi RT

Actually about the same here maybe over a slightly longer period.

well worth enjoying

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Damn... us midwesterners were leftout.:(
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Hey could not see out here in Ca. either. Was very foggy out too so that did not help at all.
Maybe next time.
 

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Sorry you missed it duece_mn, I sort of thought it would sweep over the country from east to west, and weather permiting, would give early birds a show.
A little late in coming for you, but here is what, unfortunately :( , you missed:

http://www.spaceweather.com/

I just found out from that site that there was a secondary shower this morning (Monday 19)! I missed that one!

Well, this is an anual event, last year Europe got the best show.
Better luck next year, but there are other recurring showers throughout the year and you never when it'll a a good one.
 
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Nice link RT, :)

Got to see some of what what I missed...

I can't believe they got to see it in Oklahoma City
(2 hour drive north of here). I went out a little after
2:00 A.M. and could see only a few stars through
the clouds and haze. :(

But I'm glad for the folks that could see it. :)

Cheers, Mac
 

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