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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Meteor Shower Fail

It was a dud!  Here, for me.  I sat out on the front steps for an hour with my back resting against the door.  That had me staring at the correct spot.  After 5 minutes in the dark, I was seeing all the Big Dipper, Casseopia, and several Little Dipper stars.  So I was light-adjusted. 

Nothing...

I tried some tricks.  I focused on one spot for a while.  I let my eyes go out of focus for a while.  I looked slightly to the side for a while.  None of my usual tricks of seeing in darkness had any effect.

Nothing...

If they were there, they were too faint for me to see through the light pollution.  But I could see most of the major constellation stars, so I should have seen some meteors.  I will be interested in finding if others did see them.  But for now, I'm just disappointed again.


5 comments:

Megan said...

Rats!

rats rats rats rats rats.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

My cousin saw about three or four of them, she said they were small. Then she locked herself and her husband out of the house so I dont know how long she was actually watching, lol

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

OMG, she locked the doors just to stand outside and look for meteors? I'm security-concious, but not THAT much!

Derby, Ducky said...

Mum saw ONE! Was a good night to view, no haze or clouds.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

lol, no no, she closed the door to keep the dogs and cats inside, (four doggies, two fully indoor kitties) and locked it on accident! Luckily she lives next door to our aunt and she has a key.