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Postby elmo on Mon Nov 19, 2001 1:41 am

I saw it. I'm Near Boston MA. I saw about 10
or so
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Postby Harlenna on Mon Nov 19, 2001 3:58 am

I'm in Framingham, MA for school. I overslept so I only saw a small bit of it....about half dozen shooting stars as well. Most of my other friends around the state caught most of it though.<P>*notes that she needs to get more sleep to do more work......sighs and plods on dutifully*
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Postby SabrStrykMkII on Mon Nov 19, 2001 5:45 am

I managed to watch it for about 10 minutes in my backyard. It's really neat when you get no light pollution, though. I've seen the Perseids whilst on a camping trip; that was a neat experience. One could amass 200 wishes in an evening...
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Postby BMKnight on Mon Nov 19, 2001 9:34 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wapiko:
<B>Did anyone on the east coast of NA see the meteor shower Sunday morning? There was so much mist and city lights that it drowned out most of it. I did see a half dozen or so shooting stars, though.
</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah... I'm in Seattle, WA. My Bro and I got up at 1:45am to go to this golf corse on top of a hill and watched it. (We're not really IN seattle, but it's the closest city that the rest of the world would know)<P>There were some good ones. (My bro had his camera with the shutter open for parts of it to catch the streaks accross the sky.) I wasn't all that impressed honestly. But I can say that I saw it. (And WAY overslept on Sunday because of it.)<P>~B.
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Postby Wapiko on Mon Nov 19, 2001 12:34 pm

Did anyone on the east coast of NA see the meteor shower Sunday morning? There was so much mist and city lights that it drowned out most of it. I did see a half dozen or so shooting stars, though.<P>Wapiko-chan<P>------------------
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Postby AetherKnight on Tue Nov 20, 2001 1:20 am

I couldn't see any of it due to excessive cloud cover. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"> [I'm in Erie, PA on Lake Erie]<P>------------------
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Postby BAZERKER on Tue Nov 20, 2001 3:24 am

well im over in California, and i saw it, and let me say, it was BEE-UTIFUL, i just sat out in the back yard in a chair (a regular one not a lawn chair, i think my back and neck are still messed up) for an hour and a half and watched, i missed the peak so instead of like 10 a second it was more like 1 or 2 every 10 seconds, but it was great, especially the bigger ones, when they would leave a small trail in the atmosphere for a few seconds after they were gone, its too bad you missed it Wapiko
out here on the west coast it was one of the clearest nights we have had in awile ussually from where i am you can count how many stars are in the sky, tonight i counted 10 =-( but when the leonids were commin threw you could see hundreds of stars, hehe,
good stuff, i hope i get to see something like that again someday
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Postby Wapiko on Tue Nov 20, 2001 5:58 am

I'm over in DC. I was so mad. I was up at 2am, and it was clear and you could actually see stars. Then when I went out at 4:30, there was so much mist that you could barely see the sky. And has anyone ever noticed that streetlamps shine brighter in mist? I was amazed I saw anything at all. I am glad that I didn't bring potato chips with me, though. They would have gotten stale from the dampness.
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Postby Cholma on Tue Nov 20, 2001 7:59 am

The Chicago area was completely fogged in. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif"> I went out and tried to see, but the fog was too thick. I was really ticked off too, because Friday night it had been crystal clear all night.<P>Cholma
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Postby Vincent Valentine on Tue Nov 20, 2001 12:23 pm

I'm in Worcester, MA. But I didn't bother to watch the shower; I was feeling rather antisocial. Though my roommate's parents called at 4 am to tell us to go out and see it. Too bad he wasn't there. Shrug. Seems I didn't miss much.<P>Vince: <A HREF="mailto:valentine@wpi.edu">valentine@wpi.edu</A>
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Postby Sterling on Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:05 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Wapiko:
<B>I'm over in DC. I was so mad. I was up at 2am, and it was clear and you could actually see stars. Then when I went out at 4:30, there was so much mist that you could barely see the sky. And has anyone ever noticed that streetlamps shine brighter in mist?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yeah, that would be because the mist scatters the light. Cities are pretty bad for watching anything up in the sky anyway. All the light pollution and other pollution tends to make anything that's not really bright practically invisible.<P>I've only been out far away from a city or town a few times at night, but the difference in what you can see is quite incredible.
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Postby Nick Pavlovski on Fri Nov 23, 2001 1:32 am

Gah, the weather was bollocks down here in Melbourne.
My parents decided to go and check it out at 3.30am, and drove to Doncaster, and said it was pretty spectacular, but they only got about 30 mins as cloud kept rolling over.<P>Me? I had come home at midnight after a particularly dangerous session of "The Camarilla". My Malkavian decided to honour his primogen, so I spent the whole night sweating in my full-body tiger suit.
I needed sleep. For work.
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Postby Q99 on Sun Nov 25, 2001 2:40 am

I was over the atlantic in an airplane at the time , and despite the small windows and cabin lights , I saw 34. <P>Groovy , no?
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