Super cool ultimate meteor shower!!
There is nothing to see. Thanks a lot, MGoSoftball.
I was wondering if I should put spoiler alert in the title, you know, for those mgofans out on the west coast....
I've been staring at the sky for 2 hours, and I am promptly giving up... Unless I receive word in the next 10 minutes that they are visible, I'm going to sleep... Quite disappointing on such a beautiful and clear night.
I saw one around 2:30 here in Ann Arbor. Nothing else though (admittedly, I only went outside for about three minutes).
Been out in a very large field outside of Alpena for the past two hours and saw exactly one. Much ado about nothing I'm afraid.
who let this man cross our border?
I'm from Pontiac......
I was going for the ÿou've picked your side sort of thing. Didn't work.
in Alpena? So am I. Lets hook up for a beer.
still nothing. Should be amazing soon though. I'm going to tough it out and stay aw-- goodnight.
First ISON, now this.
Two meteors in two hours. That's one per hour which is slightly less than the 400 predicted.
At least I got a stiff neck.
I am done with celestial events for the time being.
Was out at Holland State Park, saw about 7 to 10, but nothing spectacular.
We saw about 8 of them from around midnight to 4 am....What a let down!
I want my money back.
Went outside at 4am. Zilch.
But that is what happens to me EVERY time I hear some hype about a meteor shower and I go outside at 2 in the morning. What gives?
Went out at 11 PM, 2 and 3 AM and saw nothing but a beautiful clear night full of stars.
as I saw 4 of them between 2:45 and 3:15. But that can't be much different from sky-gazing on any other clear moonless night, can it?
I'd love to have seen anything close to what some were predicting. Much more often than not, it seems that such predicted "showers" are less than they're cracked up to be.
Best meteor shower I ever saw had to be about 35-40 years ago, and it was so spectacular that I doubt I'll ever see anything close to it again. That meteor shower was one I knew nothing about in advance---I was just lucky, I guess. A few of my buddies and I were visiting some cousins at their folks' cottage near Baldwin, we had done a bonfire earlier that night and the old folks had already gone to bed, when we started noticing a few shooting stars, we grabed a cooler of beer and hopped into a couple of rowboats, heading out to the middle of Little Star Lake. Gradually the intensity of the meteor shower ramped up, we probably watched from mid-lake for well over an hour and saw several hundred. Just awesomely awesome.
That's the kind of event that was predicted for last night, but it instead ended up unawesomely unawesome.
Didnt see anything down here so it was a dud from the top of the country to the bottom.
I spent 3 hours in a field last night, in Northern Michigan, waiting for sky rocks to start falling. Boy am I glad I wasted that time.
I saw one at 2:08 and nothing more for an hour. What a let down
And I'm sorry for those that were disappointed.
But just because there was no meteor shower, I'm hoping that some of you didn't miss the other spectacle. The spectacle of an infinite night. Away from your worry; away from your electric screens and immediate forms of communication; away from instantaneous urgency reverberating and reciprocating throughout your daily life. If you didn’t see what was beyond breathtaking; if you didn’t look out beyond our atmosphere where the universe opens into a dimension of unfathomable depth; if you didn’t witness an unimaginable collection of stars greater than the immensity of grains of sand upon the beaches of Earth, and the gentle illumination of a star-swathed sky; and if you didn’t get crushed by the waves of emotion and feel suddenly small, yet suddenly special, either alone or with ones you care for and love; then you missed it. Then you did it all wrong.
We should spend more time, late at night and into the early morning, away from the cities and looking up into the sky. It has as much to tell us than a potential once-in-a-lifetime spectacle, and that shouldn't be forgotten.
\Finished waxing on poetically
That was beautiful. I don't even care anymore that the meteor shower didn't happen.
really is and what he does for a living:
Thanks, Mr. Horkheimer!
and to borrow your favorite phrase:
"Keep looking up!"
I was going for more of a soft Irish brogue than a high pitched, nasally enthusiast, but when someone mentions your name in the same breath as Horkheimer, you take that as a great compliment. Thank you sir
In Kalkaska here, laid out on the dock from about 3-3:30 AM and saw maybe 10-15 or so. One was really cool and left a red streak in the sky for around 5 seconds.
Overall the "meteor shower" was OK, nothing spectacular, so don't feel bad if you didn't stay up.
But holy crap was the Milky Way visible last night. That was way more cool than the meteors.