Hmmm, I’ve actually done this a few times since posting this goal. During the last one, I saw the largest, longest tailed meteor I’ve ever seen! There are few things I can think of that I’d rather be doing than watching a meteor shower : ) 4 months ago
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After 4 years of having this as a goal, I finally watched the Perseid meteor shower last night. First, we went to an observatory that’s not too far that was having an open house. Through a large telescope, we saw the vega and deneb stars, which weren’t all that interesting. Then, we saw Mars and Saturn, and that was interesting. When we asked about the shower, we were told we’d have to go to N Ga. So, we got back into the car and drove about an hour north. We just happened to stumble upon a county park that had a boat ramp, and we lay on the boat ramp, where we could definitely see the stars about 50 times better. I saw about 10 shooting stars in an hour’s time and made all kinds of wishes, which, as an adult I know I can’t tell you about or they won’t come true. Didn’t get home until about 1:30, and I have to work this morning, but it was oh, so worth it after all this time and missed opportunities. We were lucky, too, because yesterday and last night were the only clear skies this week or last week. Thanks to BigMighty for making the suggestion and getting me motivated about this goal again. Thanks to DH for being so tolerant and letting me drag him out the other, unsuccessful times. 9 months ago
How I did it: I was in university and my friend told me to come outside and watch the meteor shower. It seemed the whole student body was sprawled out on blankets waiting for the stars. there was a lot of laughing and yelling among sudents who were lying far apart from eachother but wanted to communicate. Eventually there became an entire group discussion among the student body. The meteor shower took place and everyone sat in awe. it was beautiful! Afterwards I went to a hot chocolate party to celebrate. Read how I did it… 14 months ago
I went out to my parents – there is a lot less light pollution out their way – and we sat out in the 21 degree, crisp, clear night (before the moon came up) and saw about one meteor a minute.
Amazing! And what a special time to spend with my parents. 17 months ago