I still remember a night I spent in the Missouri Ozarks, lying on my back on a bald top mountain, so the horizon dipped lower--more than 180 degrees of sky. Out in the middle of nowhere, thousands of stars, the Milky Way really looking like a sweep of white across a black sky and hundreds of shooting stars. They went on and on. Now that I think about it, it was this time of year, so it was probably the Perseid meteor shower. We didn't know that at the time.
Totally incredible here last night - we lucked out with the clearest skies I can remember here. The wife and went out for around 20 minutes and saw about 10 shooting stars. The miljy way was really clear too, which is very unusual!
Last time we tried to watch them a bright one shot over head and the missus ducked! I've been teasing her about that ever since
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Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, Southern CO
posted 6 years ago
we woke up at ~330 this morning and sat out watching the meteor shower and sunrise, before i headed out for work.
we were able to see a good amount of meteors, but there were some clouds that blocked part of the sky at times. kind of a bummer the best summer shower is during our cloudy/monsoon time.
we may stay up a little late to see if there is anything going on tonight.
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We had awesome views on the 11th but last night was a little cloudy. Even still the whole family was laying on the driveway watching the show. Kids (2 and 4yo) ask a lot of really funny questions when it's pitch black and you're staring at the sky way past bedtime. It's hard to explain the situation in terms they understand. I can see why ancient people were like " um... angels or fairies or sumptin".