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Old 01-03-2013, 10:11 AM
 
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Whenever a meteor shower is predicted, it's seems it's either cloudy or it's at 4am and I'm at work, standing outside trying to figure out where northeast is or something.
But I was home last night, got onto my normal sleep schedule, which is to go to sleep around 3am. My house is a wall of windows on one side, and I saw a meteor streak from horizon to horizon in a split second- it took my breath away. I stood outside in the 5-degree cold to watch for more, but no more happened. It was wonderful.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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It is amazing to see them.
There are meteors every night but it does seem like when the showers are predicted it is cloudy. The believer in me likes to think that aliens cause the clouds and the meteor showers to mask their movements. LOL The last shower my wife and I went out and saw dozens. She had never really seen one before.
The best one I ever saw was early morning maybe 5 and the sun was just coming up ands I was walking with my boss across the parking lot and one streaked over and left a dark plume of smoke in its wake. We figured it must have impacted pretty close by.
Neat stuff. Keep your eyes to the skies.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Lucky you--it sounds like a beauty! I had been so looking forward to last night's peak of Quadrantids, and then completely forgot and went to bed at a relatively 'normal' time And while cold, it was a perfectly clear and crisp night, perfect for watching from INSIDE. Darn darn darn Oh well... I thought it was chilly in mid-December when I watched meteors from 1 to 4 AM (saw dozens), but compared to last night, it was downright balmy
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:44 PM
 
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Could help but think of the classic "Twilight Zone" episode "Monsters are Coming to Maple Street," where a guy is considered a threat because he goes outside at night and looks up at the stars!
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