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Will you get up tonight to see the Perseid Meteor shower?

Asked by LuckyGuy (40077points) August 12th, 2018

I usually get up around 2am for a bathroom visit. Tonight, rather than getting back under the covers I will go outside and hopefully see a few meteors!
Will you?
Perseid Meteor Shower

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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I would. I hope that the smoke clears from the forest fires.

MrGrimm888's avatar

It’ll depend on weather conditions.

elbanditoroso's avatar

No. At 2am Eastern I am in deep communion with my pillow.

rebbel's avatar

I’ve set an alarm, but I’m known to change personality when awoken in the middle of the night by alarms.
Here they’re best visible around 3 AM, that is, not counting the light pollution.

rebbel's avatar

Nah, just checked the sky, and the forecast, but it is, and remains, cloudy….
Better luck to you guys.

chyna's avatar

I’ll set my alarm, but I’ll probably just turn it off.

FlutheringBlonde's avatar

I’m going to stay up and give it a shot. I looked last night without any luck. I didn’t stay out too long though.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I went out at 10:55, sprayed myself with DEET, and sat in a reclining chair for 20 minutes. I saw 3 good ones. I’ll nap on the porch and go out again when I need to get up for a bathroom visit.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I just walked to the store and back. Didn’t see anything yet.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Walked over to a nearby park. I hung out for almost an hour. Not a lot of activity, but saw one of the top 50, or so. That I’ve seen. I’ve seen a LOT. I have almost always worked at night, and have seen maybe. ....... 350…

I saw a nice blue tipped, white tailed one, from, uhhh probably the SE, and close to what appeared to be a red planet, maybe Mars, Venus?.. Probably landed in New England, or something, as a pebble… Or, more likely burned up…

I started to realize that I was being assaulted by mosquitoes. And I ran out of “meteor watching juice.”(Gatorade and vodka….)

LuckyGuy's avatar

@MrGrimm888 That red planet to the south east was Mars.
The sky clouded up for me so i did not see any more.

chyna's avatar

I turned my alarm off and missed it.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@chyna But you enjoyed your sleep! Wasn’t that worth it?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Sorry forgot and fell into a deep sleep.

chyna's avatar

@luckyguy it was!

MrGrimm888's avatar

I was kinda disappointed. I walked to a very dark abandoned bridge a few years ago, and laid on my back. I saw dozens, in like an hour and a half.

I’m pretty close to the ocean, on a clear night, you can stare out that way, and usually see one.

I saw an amazing one, when I was about 18. It was in the daytime. Massive blue, and green, with a white tail that stretched the entire horizon. I still believe that if that one hit somewhere, it would have been really bad.

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