Don't forget to catch the May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower tonight.

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  1. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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

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

    http://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/may-camelopardalids.html#.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. :beer:

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/22/us/meteor-shower/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

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

    Start loading up on caffeine while you have the chance. (or go to bed now and set the alarm for 2 am. :rommie: )
     
  2. Albertese

    Albertese Commodore Commodore

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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!

    --Alex
     
  3. feek61

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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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  4. JanewayRulz!

    JanewayRulz! Vice Admiral Admiral

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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. :brickwall:

    On the bright side, I watched a lot of "Diners, Drive-ins and Dives" while waiting for the skies to (not) clear. :beer:
     
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  5. JanewayRulz!

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