are you guys going to watch the meteor shower this weekend?

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information on it here. i'm going to be in DC, so maybe we can get a posse going in a clearing and then head to some all-night diner when it's all done ... ?

maura, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

sorry to say that it apparently will only be visible on MY side of the world ...

maura, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Nah, it'll probably turn out to be a shower anyway.

Trevor, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

fuggin work. how many more weekends can it ruin for me?

jess, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Leonids been a dud for a few years now. The best US soil it can be viewed from this year is Gaum. Which sucks cause that means by the time it hits the right coast its going to be kinda dull.

Mr Noodles, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

strangely we saw one from our bedroom window last night in london as we were dozing off.

marianna, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

my flatmate is going to be in Hong Kong over the weekend and is very excited about watching it. I did see a shooting star in Chesterfield at the weekend though, the light pollution is so much less, not as clear as at Smiths beach (W.A.) last year I lay back on the sand and looked at the stars for hours, and almost perfect moment.

chris, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

If I still had my car I'd be tempted to drive out to the north downs and lie on top of a dark hill watching them. But I don't, so I won't. Far more likely to be drinking with some of YOU.

Mark C, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I shall look to the heavens. I think it shall probably be cloudy :(

james, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

YES! I'll be going up to the mountains to my brother's house with my cousin, his girlfriend, and my college friend Jocelyn to celebrate my birthday... it will be perfect to watch the meteors from there. I almost wish I wasn't going so I could spend the weekend in bed with my new little buddy, tho...

Sean, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

six years pass...

i've seen Perseids (in Brooklyn) and Orionids (in Berkeley) this year. maybe I should shoot (ahem) for the Leonids as well?

what are your favorite viewing locations?

gabbneb, Saturday, 8 November 2008 17:03 (twelve years ago) link

We happened to be traveling through southern Arizona during the Leonids in 2001, and getting up pre-dawn for a long day of driving was worth it for the light show.

Rock Hardy, Saturday, 8 November 2008 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

I watched the Leonids in '01 and it happened to fall on my birthday, which was pretty cool. It didn't stop the next year from being among the worst in my life, but hey...

del (dell), Saturday, 8 November 2008 18:29 (twelve years ago) link

Hey I remember the 2001 Leonids, you could see them from Australia (which never usually happens). It was pretty awesome, though cloudy for most of it.

Trayce, Sunday, 9 November 2008 23:35 (twelve years ago) link

I really hope it's a clear night! I love meteor showers.

Maria, Monday, 10 November 2008 01:29 (twelve years ago) link

can these be seen from st. louis, you think?

nataschakristin, Monday, 10 November 2008 02:34 (twelve years ago) link

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7744207.stm

okay i'm officially impressed

Ant Attack.. (Ste), Saturday, 22 November 2008 20:51 (twelve years ago) link

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081128/sc_nm/us_meteorite

gabbneb, Saturday, 29 November 2008 10:27 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.mullsports.com/images/meteorfind.jpg

Ant Attack.. (Ste), Saturday, 29 November 2008 13:15 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

i missed the leonids, but was that an early quadrantid i saw (over midtown!) last night or just a ufo?

a mountain climber who plays an electric guitar (gabbneb), Tuesday, 30 December 2008 21:45 (eleven years ago) link

seven months pass...

Google is advertising Perseids today.

The Love Song of J Alfred Pluot (Oilyrags), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:19 (eleven years ago) link

fat chance of seeing it in Sunny England (tm)

grocery groin (snoball), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:20 (eleven years ago) link

dudes:

http://leonid.arc.nasa.gov/estimator.html

this thing is badass!

cosmic abbigong (Abbott), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

I was going to say, fat chance in foggy SF but I'll be in Tahoe, so I'll look for them. When I was a kid in Yosemite, I used to sleep outside to watch them.

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

Since you were raised by wolves, didn't you always sleep outside?

grocery groin (snoball), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

I'm going to be in Maine, in the dark! Maybe I can see them!

The Lion's Mane Jellyfish, pictured here with its only natural predator (Laurel), Wednesday, 12 August 2009 16:27 (eleven years ago) link

I just saw some! Bright clear skies in western Scotland, hurrah!

ailsa, Thursday, 13 August 2009 00:13 (eleven years ago) link

yeah thanks all night cloud cover

Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, 13 August 2009 08:40 (eleven years ago) link

fat chance of seeing it in Sunny England (tm)

I've watched them the last two years here. Last night was no good though.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 13 August 2009 08:58 (eleven years ago) link

Clear night tonight (for the midlands anyway) so maybe get to see 1 or 2 yet.

Ned Trifle II, Thursday, 13 August 2009 09:00 (eleven years ago) link

Oh so they may be tonight as well then?

(too cloudy last night, yep)

Mark G, Thursday, 13 August 2009 09:24 (eleven years ago) link

yeah thanks all night cloud cover

― Great Scott! It's Molecular Man. (Ste), Thursday, August 13, 2009 3:40 AM (4 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

The Love Song of J Alfred Pluot (Oilyrags), Thursday, 13 August 2009 13:30 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah.

What direction should I be looking in, in the unlikely event that any sky is visible?

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 13 August 2009 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

Up

Le présent se dégrade, d'abord en histoire, puis en (Michael White), Thursday, 13 August 2009 14:10 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks for that!

Mark G, Thursday, 13 August 2009 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

You lucky sods, we hardly ever get meteor showers down here :( There was one time in 2001 where we could see the Leonids... that aside I dont know if there's any we get to view. I did find a site saing the southern somethingsomethings are visible down here during august but it's been cloudy all week anyway.

Spy in the Cab Sav (Trayce), Thursday, 13 August 2009 21:30 (eleven years ago) link

I think you could only see see these suckers from Brisbane northwards.

When two tribes go to war, he always gets picked last (James Morrison), Thursday, 13 August 2009 23:34 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

anyone else in UK catch the amazing meteor last night?

My friend telephoned me right away, i personally didn't see it, but she was really excited when she saw it.

nice vid here
http://youtu.be/VHY0sl9b8uk

Summer Slam! (Ste), Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:09 (eight years ago) link

damn, i posted the wrong one

http://youtu.be/VHY0sl9b8uk

Summer Slam! (Ste), Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:09 (eight years ago) link

oh, guess i didn't

Summer Slam! (Ste), Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:10 (eight years ago) link

wow thats effing huge! Did remains land somewhere?

Lindsay NAGL (Trayce), Sunday, 4 March 2012 10:22 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

Perseids peak tonight: Perseid meteor shower: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-perseid-meteor-shower-primer-20120810,0,5668106.story

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:23 (eight years ago) link

where to see them in l.a.:

http://laist.com/2012/08/10/where_to_watch_the_perseids_meteor.php

hamlisch kilgour (get bent), Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:26 (eight years ago) link

Burbank Sidewalk Astronomers are meeting up here: http://www.ci.glendale.ca.us/eventdetails.aspx?id=3974

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:55 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

Perseids tonight and tomorrow! http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/perseids.cfm

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 12 August 2013 02:46 (seven years ago) link

Sat outside and watched for about 20 minutes, saw a few small ones and one really nice big streak, but there's a thunderstorm approaching and the lightning blows out my night-sky acclimation every few minutes.

cops on horse (WilliamC), Monday, 12 August 2013 03:06 (seven years ago) link

This should be a great show here in Baja with relatively little light pollution and almost-always-clear skies; of course tonight appears a bit overcast. Will still go out and have a look--saw some nice stuff late last week.

quincie, Monday, 12 August 2013 03:20 (seven years ago) link

Had hoped beyond hope I might see something down this end of the earth, but its probably onlu likely for people in like, the northern territory/nth queensland.

Stood outside for 15 mins last night anyway freezing my ass off, but nada. As luck would have it a mate of mine is currently on a tour of Kings Canyon near Uluru, and will get a glorious desert-sky view of it if its at all visible in the south.

It is like ganging up on Enya (Trayce), Monday, 12 August 2013 03:25 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

perseids tonight!

mark s, Thursday, 11 August 2016 21:38 (four years ago) link

no luck plus i had to be up early so couldn't stay up very late: i will try again tonight

mark s, Friday, 12 August 2016 07:53 (four years ago) link

same

llandfillpollgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (wins), Friday, 12 August 2016 09:39 (four years ago) link

Tonight looks really clear, so should hopefully be extra visible.

Completely forgot to look despite walking home after midnight last night. Will take some consolation from your posts and try again tonight.

I've never had much luck with these in the UK - only ever corner-of-eye glimpses, wondering if they were even a thing or not - but remember seeing an amazing display from Portugal one year.

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 12 August 2016 09:52 (four years ago) link

I actually have very easy access to a large expanse of flat roof to lie on, and can take up a blanket and everything :)

mark s, Friday, 12 August 2016 09:53 (four years ago) link

nyc ridiculously overcast last night

I wish you could see my home. It's... it's so... exciting (Jon not Jon), Friday, 12 August 2016 15:31 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

Draconid meteor shower didn't light up my sky tonight, but Stellar Regions delivered - it always does. But there was a very pretty rapidly rising harvest moon, that looked quite massive at one point.

calzino, Saturday, 7 October 2017 22:01 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

went w/ a couple friends to watch the perseid meteor shower on saturday night at a dark sky park, it was pretty cool. my friend brought his 10-inch telescope - this thing was huge, about 4 or 5 long - and i saw saturn's rings and a few of its moons. it was spectacular. clouds were coming in quickly so we had only a limited amount of time but we also looked at mars, double cluster, and the ring nebula

marcos, Monday, 13 August 2018 13:54 (two years ago) link

tried but too much light pollution in town and didn't have energy-motivation to drive out where it was dark

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 13 August 2018 14:43 (two years ago) link

We drove up to the top of the Grapevine on the old Ridge Route Rd. Decently dark place to go without driving more than 1hr. Good show - one bright one every couple of minutes.

Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 18 August 2018 04:37 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

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