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Jeff7

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It clouded up right around 9pm here, and now the radar's showing light rain in the area.:(
 
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i just finished watching it, it was really cool

i was out in the middle of nowhere in the country laying on a blanket with some friends, so we could see really well

saw well over 100 in a few hours, and missed a lot more
 

DrPizza

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Relatively clear, certainly better than even a small city for viewing. Average of a little over 1 per minute a 10:50-11:20. Twice there were two at the same time. 1 left a really good trail.
 

crownjules

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Too bad in in a busy metropolis, the light pollution blocks out pretty much everything. :(

During college, my fraternity would plan a retreat to upstate Vermont every year at this time and so I got a good view of the meteor showers those years. It was pretty amazing seeing the actual backdrop of the Milky Way with a good number of shooting stars flashing past.
 
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I woke my oldest boy up last night at 1 am to watch them. We saw about 10 or so within th e30 minutes that we watched. Pretty good show!
 

Accipiter22

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I remember the first time I watched these as a kid, on the deck of my clubhouse with my mom. I was so excited to be up at like 1 in the morning, and to get to watch something so cool...I had never really seen a shooting star before, so to see a bunch of them was 'dope'.
 

Rubycon

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Aug 10, 2005
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Missed the good stuff because of thunderstorm activity. :(

Lightning over the water never disappoints though.
 

Nerva

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Jul 26, 2005
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i live in new york... freaking lights everywhere. i doubt i will see any, assuming it's still going on tonight?
 

Rubycon

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Originally posted by: Srfrbum
yeah i wonder, is there ganna be any today ?
They were decently plentiful for the past few days before today's peak so there will probably be a show of sorts tonight. Of course on the open sea the visibility (weather permitting) is outstanding.
 

pontifex

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i was out for maybe half an hour. saw 2 of them.

its pretty dark here since i'm out in a rural area. beautiful sea of stars out tonight though. just sat and looked at the sky.

if i ever get the chance to own my own home, its going to be ina rural dark area and i'm going to have open skies all around.

nice to have a dream, even though it'll never come true.
 

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