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no meteors = disapointing

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:55 PM
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and so i went looking to see if anyone saw them (north america viewing was bad timing). The analytical boyz predicted up to 600+/hr. buncha models all over 100/hr i think.

when poking thru global forums all i heard was just a few an hour..like 3 - 5.

wow. talk about wimpy.
so i went looking for the original analysis that made the prediction.

what i found was this.

there's some curious questions in there...
+ looking at JPL database, the comet that produces these meteor showers every year is pretty close right now..

huh.

why so wimpy?

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posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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I don't think the full moon helped and these meteors are said to be really, really tiny ones.

The Taurids in November are brighter, but I think the moon might be in the way again.



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 02:59 PM
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+ this cool seti blog.

didn't quite go as planned, but organic matter detected in meteor steam.
more organic matter...



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:03 PM
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Draconids are notorious for this, they are on a 10yr cycle and im pretty sure we are in the low part of the arc. the real good shows are late this month with the Orionids, (moon will be in the way again but just after midnight) still these are bright and even at an almost full moon you will see at least 20-30 per hour and then the Geminids in December (Moon again just past full) these I have seen produce literally hundreds of multi colored strikes an hour...like watching a continuous display of rockets between 2-4



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:07 PM
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curious article on Enke's perihelion pass in '07

looks like comet/solar interaction isn't all that uncommon: linky



posted on Oct, 11 2011 @ 03:23 PM
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If you know how to look, and you're patient, you can see 'shooting stars' every night, regardless of season or scheduled meteor showers.

I see at least one a night, but usually 2 or 3. About once a week I'll see a bolide.

Look, be patient, and keep on looking.



posted on Oct, 12 2011 @ 01:38 AM
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Recently one fell on a womans roof in paris denting a roof tile , imagine seeing that.



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