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AlpineRose
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PostTue Dec 12, 2017 10:03 pm 
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If we're lucky.  Tomorrow night in a dark sky near you.

Geminids 2017
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PostTue Dec 12, 2017 10:48 pm 
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Looking east huh? Starry Night says to the west.

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PostThu Dec 14, 2017 10:59 am 
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It wasn't that great. I sat outside for two hours, from 10 pm to midnight, and saw some nice ones, but just a fraction of what I  have seen from the Perseids. The mountain loop highway was dark enough, but the frozen road on the drive out was cause for cautious driving.

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PostThu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 am 
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The media always blows these things out of proportion and raises expectations, which ticks me off. Take everything they say about astronomical events other than solar eclipses with a huge grain of salt. The Gem's are a reliable, better than average shower and this year the conditions were perfect, but most reporting implies you'll see the sky explode like the Millenium Falcon going into warp or something.

Nope, just a streak every few minutes...at it's *peak*. Great if your expectations are correctly calibrated, a let down if you expect what they often imply.

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PostThu Jan 25, 2018 2:38 pm 
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A lifetime ambition was to view the Perseids from a dark-sky summit.  So I found myself curled-up with the dog on top of Chikamin, when -- of all things -- a passerby shows up, and mentions the meteor shower.  I had totally forgotten about it!  Spaced it, so to speak.
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PostSun Feb 11, 2018 12:17 am 
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MtnGoat wrote:
like the Millenium Falcon going into warp

lol.gif  lol.gif  lol.gif

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