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paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 13, 2013 - 08:20pm PT
geminids peak tonight after the moon sets - 90-120 events an hour possible (actual number of events may vary, taco/pmb assume no liability if none are seen...)

http://www.space.com/23953-geminid-meteor-shower-peak-webcasts.html




(jdf we miss you...)
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Dec 13, 2013 - 08:40pm PT
Unfortunately it's overcast in eastern Colorado.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Dec 13, 2013 - 08:43pm PT
Thanks for the heads up, Pagan. Got my warm coat out and ready to enjoy. Hope all is well with you. It was a treat to meet you at Face Lift few years back.

Peace and Joy this Holiday Season. Lynne

paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 13, 2013 - 08:53pm PT
lynne you were fun to be around - hope the coat is warm ! ;-)
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:10am PT
just caught one bright one. Click to enlarge and you can see it was ve...
just caught one bright one. Click to enlarge and you can see it was very green before it got too bright
Credit: Mike Bolte
left a smoke trail
left a smoke trail
Credit: Mike Bolte
Credit: Mike Bolte

Edit: made a movie of the smoke trail. Might be here:

https://vimeo.com/81889093

use HD mode
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:27am PT
Get shots Mike. Thanks!

It's been overcast here for days, and will continue, so no meteor sitings for me. ;-(
nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:47am PT
Not wanting to get up at 3:00 am, we went out just after midnight . Still managed to see over 50 shooting stars in about 45 minutes. Not bad for the moon still high in the sky.........

Mike Bolte, Thanks!...

Miss L, ....Did you mean, great shots...

edit,
Ordinarily, they streak horizontally across the sky, but these appeared to fall straight down?
speelyei, we noticed that also...but we did see a couple of streakers.

Mike Bolte...LOL.....
Jan

Mountain climber
Colorado, Nepal & Okinawa
Dec 14, 2013 - 10:52am PT
I'm jealous! I went out at midnight too, but too much overcast to see anything, not to mention freezing cold with snow on the ground. It seems every time the Geminids are out, so are the clouds. The only time I've seen them was about 7-8 years ago when it was clear and warm enough in Okinawa to sit in the yard for several hours. It was a particularly good year and I saw several with fiery red balls on the end and long blue tails. I'll never forget the sight!
Mike Bolte

Trad climber
Planet Earth
Dec 14, 2013 - 11:26am PT
Nita - I hope I didn't misinterpret L's message, but after my third shot I can barely type. You think she meant flu shots? Maybe distemper?

EDIT: Ah, GREAT shots. Those bourbon shots did clear my throat. Thanks L...
speelyei

Trad climber
Mohave County Arizona
Dec 14, 2013 - 01:21pm PT
I was out til 3 am last night, saw lots! Ordinarily, they streak horizontally across the sky, but these appeared to fall straight down?
L

climber
California dreamin' on the farside of the world..
Dec 14, 2013 - 01:59pm PT
"Miss L, ....Did you mean, great shots..."

LOL. It's funny how you think you're pretty good at letting your thoughts just flow from your fingertips, and then you see something like this...and not only do you have NO idea how it happened, but it destroys all your illusions about what you can actually do with a keyboard in the dark. ;-)

GREAT shots, Mike. Just GREAT!!!

(Thank you, Nita. ;-)


Edit: Mike...distemper shots...there are many on this forum that might benefit from some of those, but YOU aren't one of 'em! (Do you even have a temper? Doesn't seem like it.)
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 02:40pm PT
only saw three out here at 4 am...cloudy...
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Dec 14, 2013 - 03:37pm PT
Hey Tom, saw some heavy action floating 60 miles out in the Gulf, unfortunately the photos turned out all blurry between the waves, mushrooms, and tequila.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dec 14, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Cool smoke movie Mike Bolte
Jingy

climber
Somewhere out there
Dec 14, 2013 - 06:06pm PT
Been keeping slight tabs on the JPL website and you tube account for monthly updates on the happenings of the solar system and exploration..

http://www.youtube.com/user/JPLnews

Pretty good stuff…

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
U.N. Ambassador, Crackistan
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:02pm PT
jdf we miss you

Yes we do pagenmonkeyboy... yes we do.

Jeff Batten... still brings a tear to my after all this time.

DMT
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
Dec 14, 2013 - 09:07pm PT
pervs
pervs
Credit: Snowmassguy
paganmonkeyboy

climber
mars...it's near nevada...
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 14, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
dingus I've never met you but I consider you my friend ;-) this goes out to everyone here (except nature - you're such an as#@&%e ;-) )

this is my tribe, as others have so eloquently put it. the people i work with fear me for being so hardcore, you people know exactly wtf i'm talking about and why i'm such a pussy ;-)

if you google my username one of the top links is jeff yelling at me for posting sh#t on here...dammits...

going outside to stare at the sky, then going to bed. may your Gods Bless You All...

(goatboy you lucky bastard ;) )
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