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Didja see the Perseid meteor shower?

i-f875c0b07d9b3cb6229668554781b35a-alice.jpgAstrodyke reminds us that we’re mid-Perseid meteor shower these days. I actually woke up at 3:30 am this morning (NOT on purpose) and thought about going to look, but I was too dog tired from the move out (move in is tomorrow).

Did you see anything?

Apparently we have another chance tonight! Yay! (Zzzzz….)

Comments

  1. #1 chezjake
    August 12, 2008

    I’d have loved to have watched the Perseids, but here in upstate NY we were on the tail end of yet another 2 inches of rain last night.

  2. #2 sarcozona
    August 12, 2008

    I saw 8 meteors between 2:30 and 3:30 last night! I’m lucky to live in a city with light restrictions – we just climbed on the roof for a good view.

  3. #3 bigTom
    August 12, 2008

    I was like you, woke up around 3am ( I had a computer run to check upon ), and spent about a minute looking up from the back porch. Only spent about a minute without seeing any, with was enough to convince me, that if we were having a particularly good shower (i.e. several times greater than usual I probably would have seen at least one). This is usually my test, I have seen the roughly one a minute sort of showers, but wouldn’t want to miss a once every few seconds one.

  4. #4 arby
    August 12, 2008

    Nary a spark, but it was late and the sky was starting to get light in the east. I should have drunk a big glass of water before I went to bed. rats. rb

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