Admin wrote:Jake headed out and returned to the blanket with some old sock that he somehow found in the middle of the desert.
Admin wrote:While there we saw a bunch of meteors and while the frequency wasn’t really what I was hoping for,...
MarcC wrote:Star-geeks were saying "up to 100 per hour",
Tony Crocker wrote:MarcC wrote:Star-geeks were saying "up to 100 per hour",
I've not been too motivated for these annual events after viewing the Leonid meteors November 18-19 of 2001 and 2002 from ~5,000 feet on the Angeles Crest Hwy. Astronomical sources said the rate in 2001 was ~3,000 per hour. An individual in a dark clear sky location will see ~60% of that theoretical rate. The rate was supposed to be similar in 2002 but there was a full moon then so we saw less than half as many as in 2001. The 2001 event was on a Saturday night and I've never seen as much traffic on the Angeles Crest. It took from 3:00-4:30AM to drive ~30 miles down the crest and home.
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