I Watched a Meteor Shower

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    Perseids and Leonids, Nearly Every Year

    I love the Leonids but the Perseids are easier to watch because July is so much nicer for being out after dark than is November. However, the best showers I've seen in my lifetime were the Leonids in 2001--huge meteors, almost like comets.  I can still see the blazing tail...
    mejaka mejaka
    41-45, F
    Mar 1, 2008

    I've Seen Lots...

    But, my favorite memory of a meteor shower was when my husband and I were dating and he had just recently moved out to Montana.  We were lying on a blanket in the back of my pick-up and we saw this HUGE one go slicing through the sky.  It was so romantic.
    mj915 mj915
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 26, 2007

    Amusing Memory.

    The last meteor shower I watched was last year sometime. I was still living up in PA and I had been waiting for it rather impatiently. My plan was to curl up in a blanket with my (then) boyfriend and quietly watch together. I didn't take his impatience into account, and within...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 12, 2010

    It's actually going to be more prolific around

    2 in the morning, so I'm definitely going to stay up late to see if I can catch more. So far, I've only seen one, but wow...was it amazing!
    Imaginarionify Imaginarionify
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 23, 2014

    Years Ago

    when i was a kid i watched one in the back yard with my family. i've seens many since but don't stay out to watch the whole thing. they're so common these days
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    Dec 26, 2007

    Funny

    Most of my experiences involve the the south and the ocean, but this doesn't.   This story happne inthe northland (Mich. , the UP to be exact) it was June, 2 years after my youngest so death, I was more then a little  how you might sayI was a bit  mental, I...
    jadecrow jadecrow
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 28, 2008

    Streaking the Sky

    I had arrived in Savannah only days before.  I was staying on Tybee Island with some friends, and the evening had found us all sitting on the beach, under the stars.  It was warm and quiet, a really nice night.  i was laying on my back, staring skyward, feeling the...
    happyhooker happyhooker
    26-30, F
    Nov 1, 2007

    A Blog About a Meteorite

    I wrote a blog about the meteorite that I use as my avatar, and WiseOldOwl suggested I post a mention of it here.  It's at: http://ebunbury.blogs.experienceproject.com/  
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    May 31, 2008

    Great Wonders

    My hubby and I watched with friends on a freezing cold night. We had a huge bonfire. We watched all night. They just kept coming and coming from all directions. Impossible to see them all there were so many. It was truly awesome.
    ibesilly ibesilly
    46-50, F
    Nov 22, 2008

    ...,the 2001 Leonid Storm.

    I watch lots of meteor showers, actually, but the 2001 Leonid storm was the event of a lifetime.  I viewed from a site an hour out of town that is frequented by members of our local astronomy club.  For a typical Perseid shower, there might be half a dozen of us. ...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    2 Responses May 5, 2008

    I was just turned nine years old.

    At that time it was easy to see the Milky Way from our suburban back yard. My mom would read in bed every night and sometime she'd let me bring a book and read with her. This usually ended up with my falling asleep and when Dad came to bed he's get me back to my own bed. I...
    poboxthestars poboxthestars
    56-60, M
    May 20, 2014

    Under a Prairie Sky

    This was many years ago, before I left Alberta.  One summer there was a news report about how a meteor shower would be visible around Edmonton.  I suggested to my mom that we check it out.  So, after night fell, we drove for about an hour to get away from the...
    UnderEli UnderEli
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jun 13, 2009

    The 1966 Leonid Meteor Storm

           I remember the 1966 Leonid meteor storm.To this day it has been the most awesome celestial event I have ever seen.My dad called me outside and lifted me up on his shoulders.I asked him why they were having a fireworks display in the middle of November, and why there...
    lopper1 lopper1
    51-55
    2 Responses Aug 21, 2011

    The Perseids

    I watch them every year. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perseids?wasRedirected=true
    RickiChickie RickiChickie
    51-55, F
    1 Response Feb 16, 2011

    The Best Time

    I was with my friend Ben, a buddy of his whose name I don't recall, my best friend Em and her college roommate Erin.  We grabbed some boxed wine, a blanket and loaded into Dude X's pickup truck, crammed all in. We drove to the lake, with X taking gravelly curves at high...
    atali atali
    26-30, F
    Feb 6, 2010

    Summer Night

    It was over the summer, and I was in New Jersey... I heard there was going to be a meteor shower between 11p.m. and 1 a.m. I was there with my parents and my best friend, and since my parents aren't that into that kind of thing, it was just me and my friend.  We decided...
    WorldlySheep WorldlySheep
    18-21, F
    Nov 13, 2007

    Special Moments

    I remember getting up in the middle of the night with my eldest daughter and driving out into the country to watch the Perseid.  I don't remember seeing a lot of meteors, but there was something special about sneaking out of the house together when we were supposed to be...
    Francescanolonger Francescanolonger
    46-50, F
    Mar 31, 2008
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