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Old May 24 2014, 02:07 AM   #1
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Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonight.

NASA says its a new meteor shower, possibly visible in Northern & Central America & that it "could" be prolific.

Which means it "could" be a bust and we all stayed up to 4 am for no good reason.

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsyst...l#.U38-MCjp-y8

NASA is running a live web chat from 11 pm to 3 am (the shower is expected 2-4 am Eastern Daylight Savings time. In the US it will be seen best east of the Mississippi or in California.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/22/us/met...html?hpt=hp_t2

(Cloud cover will screw it up for the Mid West. So sorry. )

Start loading up on caffeine while you have the chance. (or go to bed now and set the alarm for 2 am. )
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Old May 24 2014, 07:20 AM   #2
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Re: Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonigh

Cloud cover in the Pacific Northwest is pretty much putting me to bed early too.

Boo!

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Old May 24 2014, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonigh

What a bust!!!! I have seen dozens of meteor showers and this was not a shower here in Florida. I saw about 6-8 over a 3 hour period (12 AM to 3 AM) which really is about what you would expect for a sporadic rate of meteors. I will say that about 4-5 seemed to be coming from the radiant point. We saw only 1 really good one with a train but the night was a major disappointment.

Any one else?
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Old May 24 2014, 03:30 PM   #4
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Re: Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonigh

Alas I had cloud cover issues too. Gave up by 1:30.

On the bright side, I watched a lot of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" while waiting for the skies to (not) clear.
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Old May 24 2014, 08:17 PM   #5
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Re: Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonigh

Well, there's always the comet to try and catch next.

If you have the equipment and the right conditions.

http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/24/us/met...html?hpt=hp_t2
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