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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:27 PM

Meteor Shower!

Daughter in southern, rural P.G. County saw 14 in last 20 minutes!!!

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elleng Dec 2012 OP
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2012 #1
elleng Dec 2012 #2
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elleng Dec 2012 #4

Response to elleng (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:29 PM

1. I am heading out to a dark side road near Falls Lake...will report back! I saw one an hour ago

just taking the dogs out front to do their thing. Looked up for just a minute and saw a bright one with a long track.

more info here - http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021971584

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 11:39 PM

2. Thanks! Daughter loves the post,

which I e.mailed to her.

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Response to elleng (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:35 AM

3. I am back...pretty cool (though not nearly as good as the 1999 Leonids!).

Gemini is nearly overhead, so there is a big sky to try to watch. I saw between 1-2 per minute - hourly rate 60-120 per hour, a few of them quite bright with long trails. But I am pretty tired, so didn't spend too much time out there (cold too!)

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:42 AM

4. Yes, cold here too.

Daughter continued to watch, but as I'm in a suburb, with too much light and no clear views of big sky, I didn't see any. You did well!

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