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Old 08-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #22
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Maybe not too late.

Will you see more meteors on the morning of August 14? You might, although we’re now past the peak, and the Perseids typically fall off fairly rapidly after their peak – although this year seems to be an exception to that so far. The August 14 morning might be worth a try. As always, the hours between midnight and dawn are the best time for meteor-watching, no matter where you are on the globe.

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Old 08-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #23
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We were pretty disappointed. Mostly cloudy skies, and when they did clear, few meteors. DD, in Florida, had the same experience so it wasn't just our location.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:46 PM   #24
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I went out on the deck last night from about 1:00am-2:30am. It was cloudy at first but cleared up enough for me to see one very distinct one and a few shorter and fainter ones. A nearby streetlight and a neighbor's back yard light interfered with the darkness but I was pleased that I had the time and inclination to do this and see one.

Our son was out there with me and we just talked, very quietly. Nice.
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Old 08-13-2012, 03:47 PM   #25
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Where do the Hominids radiate from? There has been a problem with some of them not showering at all.

I will be staying inside at and after dusk, as the West Nile Virus is rampant here this year. Should be OK for the Leonids in November... I hope!
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Well worth the looking so far. In about maybe an hour plus of total viewing time over a couple three nights we've seen numerous streaks in the night sky, and that's with annoying neighbors backyard spotlight on the whole time. Three of them literally left trails, as if some poor alien spaceship was coming in too fast and burned up on landing, AMAZING, you could still see the trail of ash after the meteor burned out! Good Stuff.

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