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Calico Calico

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Watched the Perseid meteor shower from my godmother's place in Ontario -- even though she lives in a rather rural area, there was still enough light pollution that we didn't see too much. Maybe 5-6 meteors over the course of a couple hours. We did see two rather impressive ones, though. The night sky is amazing, and I'd love to see another meteor shower under a darker sky one day.


Can you believe I've never seen one?

 

 


Jenessa17 Jenessa17

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It was wonderful! :) 


elfen elfen

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I have done this at my parent's farm. My (ex)boyfriend was mad at me so he didn't want to speak to me/come out to see it. Too bad for him!


HomoToeristika HomoToeristika

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 One of the most unforgetable nights ever! <3


TrinityTraveler TrinityTraveler

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August 2012

 


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Whether it's laying flat out on the trampoline with blankets and family on late summer nights losing count of Perseids, waking up when I was 11 in the middle of the night to the streaking blind of a meteorite landing feet from my window in early August, or howling along to a steel guitar lakeside this past Memorial Day weekend, faces and Mountain Dew cans illuminated by the campfire glow whilst keeping an eye out for Aquariids, some of my best memories have involved counting stars.

   

Te Te

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I wasn't able to take a photo of the actual meteor shower we saw so credits to http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide for this.

Descriptively, what we saw were a series of falling stars with around 1-2 minutes of interval in between. We were lying by the beach (Calaguas) when we saw the first "fallen" star. I made a wish! But sadly, I only made one and it didn't come true. 

This doesn't mean I won't wish if I ever see meteor showers again. 


Soulvision Soulvision

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I love watching meteor showers, they're just amazing! I saw my first one in 1990 and watch them ever since. When the weather allows it, i make up a bed on my balcony and look at the night sky all night until i fall asleep. My favorite meteor shower to watch is therefore the Perseid Meteor Shower which yearly peaks at August 12/13.

Watching the night sky makes you realize how tiny we are in something so much bigger than us and helps to see things in perspective ♥

Meteor Showers Library

  1. January: Quadrantids
  2. April: Lyrids
  3. May: Eta Aquarids
  4. August: Perseids
  5. October: Draconids
  6. October: Orionids
  7. November: Leonids
  8. December: Geminids
  9. December : Ursids

For more info, time, date and where to look check here  https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/meteor-shower/


banditleap11 banditleap11

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The sky does some pretty cool things, I must say.

 


kimcuarto kimcuarto

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 It was back in December 13, 2015 sa hop kasama ko yung lifegroup ko and where laying on the ground and saring at the sky at the night of our christmas party and little that we know, that nights is the night of metero showers and we saw a lot and saw a fireworks after.


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Hildenborough (Thought we were going to die.)

 


Amuzerz Amuzerz

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On holiday, me and my dad saw one! i saw 4 he saw 3!


ImTheOldTwin ImTheOldTwin

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It wasn't actually a meteor shower but in 2013 me and my dad where sat in the lounge just watching tv. We noticed that there were alot of reports about sightings of meteors around the area of where we live and we ignored it because we didn't expect to see it but then we did. I noticed a bright green light in the sky and thought it was just an airplane but then as it got closer i noticed it had a sort of trail behind it so i called my dad over and we just watched it go past. It was mesmorizing and my dad said it was the most amazing thing he had ever seen and he has lived 40 years! I suggest if you hear anything about meteor showers around your area keep an eye out because it truly is amazing.

 


lhingan lhingan

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  • 14th Dec, 2014 

It was almost 10 in the night when the meteor shower started. At first.. I don't feel any exciting about the event, actually I have a tattoo appointment on that night. People at the campus were running like crazy to the front park, people were started laying there, screaming over a meteor shower. I went out for a food and to get my tattoo done. When I was on the way back to dorm, I called one of my friend, Prim, she told me to go meet her. There's Aom, Prim, Mike, Pia over there we're gonna watch the meteor shower together! I was like okay, whatever because the dorm closes at 12:30 am that time so its fine with me. 

I met them at the forbidden park, where we sneaked in with 3 motorcycles. It was fun. There were 7 people all together in a forbidden park, where its dark but really beautiful. The meteor shower was so clear, we were like wow, enjoy the moment, smoke our cigarettes. Shit talking up and laughing together. We smoke like a pack of cigarettes then left. But our craziness just couldn't stop there... on our way back dorm we were playing with the traffic cones too. Benz was riding, then there's Boy who grabbed the traffic cones and then there's me. Lol. couldn't ask for more, we were laughing so hard last night. And oh.. Pia broke his phone while riding a motorcycle too. Too bad. :-(  

I guess ... actually the thing that matters the most is that you're with your best friends and its already perfect. Nothing else is needed. ♡


flamingrosedrakon flamingrosedrakon

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 I live in a small area that is surrounded by trees on the west, northwest and southeast so when many meteor showers occur I am at a disadvantage when seeing them. Furthermore every shower that I may have a chance of watching seems to get rained out but not this one.

 Having forgotten the Perseids shower I chose to make my way outside and see if I would have any luck. With a meteor shower you have to have patience for not all of them are abundant or falling at the same time. As I stood there in the dark looking at the sky I saw my first on the eastern skyline with a tail of yellow streaking before it went out.

 With the lost of my job I have no times to be up so I chose that I was going to sit back and see if I could enjoy this one. Returning into the house I got my rose blanket and pillows then went outside to curl up on the porch chair before leaning off to peer at the night sky. It was beautiful....

 The sky was this big dark bluish-black blanket stretched out with the diamond sparkles of stars. Occasionally a plane would past above its lights blinking then vanish into the darkness. Do the passengers of these planes get a chance to see the meteors like those looking up?

  And as the hour passed from 10 to 11 (Aug 12-13) the show started and all not within one quadrant. The second I saw was just out of the corner of my right eye as it skipped above the wooded section before fading out. And then the rest would show just for a minute - bright, announcing itself and then vanish back into the velvet night.

 Wanting to get comfortable I finally wrapped myself up and laid myself out on the porch where I was able to count at least ten meteors or shooting stars altogether in just a few hours. Loved it!


Norwegianboy15 Norwegianboy15

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That was the time my family and I were lying on the driveway, saw the biggest and brightest meteorite of my life. I would also stargaze the Perseids Meteor Shower every year as well.


catthekiwi catthekiwi

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 Saw one on Feb 2015 nbut would like to see a more spectacular one at some stage.  It's just a matter of googling when the next events are likely to occur in the Southern hemisphere and waiting up to see them. 

This link gives all the dates and times for possible events. 

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide#lyrids


JessicaElizabeth JessicaElizabeth

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 We walked out to a hillside with our blankets and pillows, and lay on a hillside under the stars. It's so dark here that we could see the band of stars that form the edge of the Milky Way.

The meteors were amazing - most were thin fast streaks of light that zipped across the sky, but some came unbelievably close to us. There was one that we saw that was huge, and so close that we could see a dark core ingulfed in orange flames. It lit up the ground and left a smoke trail above us. We weren't sure where it landed, but it seemed big enough that it wouldn't completely burn up and hit the ground somewhere. 

I've never seen one so close and so large before - truly amazing.

We made plenty of wishes tonight :)


ABeckett ABeckett

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Saw the 2015 Draconid Meteors.

 


PickNchinks PickNchinks

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I had to stay out till like 4/5am ish to actually see the peak but it was so worth it!! Me and a group of friends sat in the middle of a field (to avoid light pollution) wrapped in blankets eating McDonalds (I got a happy meal!!) screaming every 10 minutes when we actually saw a shooting star. 


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