posted on 11/16/2012 6:32:34 PM PST
I have been sadly disappointed by every single meteor “shower” I’ve stayed up, or got up, to watch. The only good ones are when you are camping under the stars and just happen to see one on occasion.
posted on 11/16/2012 6:35:47 PM PST
( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
Well, if you really want to see this in all its glory
, and you live in the LA basin - the show is available just a couple of hours away - 2 hours and 21 minutes to be exact, from my digs in North Hollywood.
You have to drive north on Hwy 14 to Hwy 178 - once you turn onto 178, reset your trip-tic and exactly 9.3 miles away there is a turn-off (on the left) into a little campground.
That place is far from city-light pollution - where I was able to see thousands of the Leonid meteors per hour.
Take warm clothes, hot (or cold) drinks, a few munchies and enjoy.... expect to see a number of other folks that come to see the show.
It was really worth the trip I made there. Only trouble is, now I've told a lot of people about the place...
posted on 11/16/2012 7:05:45 PM PST
by Ron C.
Dang. Looks like we will be having storms.
Direct link to Leonid Meteor Shower:
posted on 11/16/2012 11:17:52 PM PST
(The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
I haven't seen a MS before but earlier this year while in Afghanistan I saw the most amazing thing ever. Me and two friends had just finished our shift and went back to the cans. We parked our ambulance and started walking to the cans. Directly ahead of us not more than a mile away a meteor passed in front of us. I thought at first it was a rocket but it came from the wrong direction that rockets come from normally. It lasted for approximately four seconds and burned out. This had to be a once in a lifetime event.I've seem many falling stars before but they are very far away, this was right on top of us.
posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:09 AM PST
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