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    For those still up....

    Leonid meteor shower starts peaking in 20 minutes

    Look eastward and upward
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    OOOOooo!!!! yaaaaaa, i ALMOST forgot about it! Thanks for the reminder

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    I'd love to see it, but too overcast.....
    Observe everything...focus on nothing..

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    Originally posted by twwabw
    I'd love to see it, but too overcast.....
    Same here, I'm bummed..
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    Well, I saw maybe 1/min, around the peak I saw 2-3/min.

    Too much light pollution.

    Was still pretty neat though
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    what i would have given to be in Yosemite this evening. would have been amazing i am sure.

    darn clouds.

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    According to local news the peak time is now (btwn 02:30-03:00). I just walked out n backyard and counted about 17 in 2 minutes. Not exactly spectacular, 'cause of light pollution, just brief flashes. Nothing streaking across the sky, but cool.
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    Meteor showers are one of the coolest things in the night sky. At least to the naked eye.

    Coruscating bits of dust, hitting the earths atmosphere, creates a wonderful light show. Too bad it's overcast.
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    So how many got to see this event? It's still overcast here.
    The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, and prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children and the children yet unborn and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.

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    it was a clear night for me and we were looking at work on our break but we saw nothing.

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    I tried looking out about 10:15 pm mountain standard time. I sat outside in my bathrobe freezing for 15 minutes and didn't see anything. I wasn't going to stay up to try and see the second peak. Local paper said I should have seen something at the time I looked but, I didn't Would have been cool to see.

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