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meteor shower

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by ubejinxed, Nov 18, 2002.

  1. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/11/18/leonids.meteors/index.html


    One of the most celebrated meteor showers will peak early Tuesday over Europe and North America, sending hundreds or thousands of fireballs streaking through the atmosphere each hour.

    The annual meteor shower takes place every November when the Earth passes through a debris trail left by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which sheds material as it swings near the sun every 33 years.

    The first cloud will spark a flurry of meteors that peaks over Europe around 4 a.m. GMT Tuesday (11 p.m. ET Monday), according to NASA.

    Unlike the 2001 show, the 2002 edition will feature an unwelcome guest, the full moon, which is expected to wash out many fainter meteors.
     
  2. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    Yeah I went out to see that last year. It was this cold then too, and I couldn't stay out for more than a half an hour. Maybe this year I'll have company.
     
  3. B_As_In_Bot

    B_As_In_Bot Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 7, 2000 Messages: 3,840 Likes Received: 11
    You dont even have to wait where I live. The sky's quite active right now.
     
  4. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    yah i missed it last year because is was in the middle of the night on a sunday i think.

    11pm is not too bad though.
     
  5. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    I missed it last year. There's no way in hell I'm gonna miss it this year. Hopefully it won't be cloudy.
     
  6. !@#$%

    [email protected]#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    i fucking painted a really nice piece last year on meteor night..

    damn that thing was hot to death what!!
    comin off like a prom dress..



    hey UBEJINXED:

    did you ever solve your (manstayingstateside) problem?
     
  7. ubejinxed

    ubejinxed Veteran Member

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 7,543 Likes Received: 3
    ^^

    nope, still chillin with a non-existant person and still don't know what to do. it does have tax benefits i guess.
     
  8. AeRoSoL JuNkiE

    AeRoSoL JuNkiE Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 1, 2000 Messages: 2,505 Likes Received: 0
    It's supposed to peak here around 5:30am, i might try to wake up that early but chances are i wont get up and just throw the alarm clock out of the window. I think i'll stick with midnight or 1am.
     
  9. Weapon X

    Weapon X 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Sep 6, 2002 Messages: 14,905 Likes Received: 202
    i really wanna see this, but that means I'd have to leave the city at 3:30am, get a nice spot by 4:00am, and lay back and watch for a couply of hours. I'm cool with that, but none of my friends are.
     
  10. Rather shitty... I heard last year's was much better, I'm really pissed I didn't see that one.

    We rolled down to the beach like 50-deep, made a gigantic bonfire, did flips over it, and drank Miller High Life from like 12:30 AM to 6:00 AM. Saw plenty shooting stars, but very few meteors, and only one made me shit my pants. It was fucking large, and the blue streak stayed on for like 5 minutes. And the fucking news saying it was gonna be more of a meteor STORM than a shower, bleh. I certainly had fun, but I don't know if it was worth my sore neck. Beer,

    El Mamerro
     
  11. YinzerXpress

    YinzerXpress Guest

    i went out to see that shit, and it was too hazy to see anything, i was fucking pissed, i waited til 5 am to see it.....
     
  12. rip

    rip Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 10, 2001 Messages: 2,667 Likes Received: 0
    i thought it was once every 54 years? and i was out all night last night till like 4 in the morning and i only saw 2. fucking cheap shit. i was cheated.
     
  13. mikro137

    mikro137 Guest

    i had nothing but rain here. so i was lucky to see the tops of 3 story buildings
     
  14. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,505 Likes Received: 441
    yeah, there were acouple that were fucking amazing.. but for the most part the moon ruined everything. stupid moon.
     
  15. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,107 Likes Received: 73
    Yeah... I found a cool spot to paint... it was nice and dark, no city lights.... so I chilled for a while after I was done and watched it was kinda cool.
     
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