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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!



    Thanks everyone.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    I took my 78 year old Mom out with me. We went down a dark country road in a valley. When we got there at 2300 hrs it was about 90% clouds. It cleared some after a while. Only saw 3 small quick ones, plus one bright streak that I saw through the clouds. Had it been clear that would have been a great one. Still, I saw three meteors in the first Camelopardalids.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    After two hours of viewing with the clouds moving back in I decided to come back inside. I only saw three meteors radiating out of the Camelopardalis region and a few other random ones in other regions of the sky. One was very bright heading Northwest. the other two were heading Eastward. All three were white in color. I did witness something strange and am not sure what it was, Starting at around 1:53 A.M. and ending at around 1:58 A.M a diffuse glowing line around 5° wide, maybe slightly less appeared running from close to the horizon straight up through Camelopardalis to around 60° high. It started very faint and brightened only slightly then slowly faded out. I have no idea what it was from as I live way out in the country with nothing to the North of me that I know of that would create that effect. Did anyone else see something like that?
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rcoggins View Post
    After two hours of viewing with the clouds moving back in I decided to come back inside. I only saw three meteors radiating out of the Camelopardalis region and a few other random ones in other regions of the sky. One was very bright heading Northwest. the other two were heading Eastward. All three were white in color. I did witness something strange and am not sure what it was, Starting at around 1:53 A.M. and ending at around 1:58 A.M a diffuse glowing line around 5° wide, maybe slightly less appeared running from close to the horizon straight up through Camelopardalis to around 60° high. It started very faint and brightened only slightly then slowly faded out. I have no idea what it was from as I live way out in the country with nothing to the North of me that I know of that would create that effect. Did anyone else see something like that?
    Maybe a contrail from an airplane? They can get pretty wide and if there's any light pollution at all, they'll pick it up, especially if it's a really clear night.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    It didn't really look like a contrail and it was not in the normal flight paths for this area. Like I say not sure what it was.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    Took the kiddo out to my folks house just outside of town where it's considerably darker than home. We were outside from about 1:30-3:00am Central.
    Had quite a few short bright streaks on the west side Polaris and oh my we got to see two very impressive longer and brighter trails almost directly overhead within minutes of each other. One of them was the biggest and brightest either of us had ever seen!
    I wish I could have seen the look on my daughters face when the big one streaked by. "Dad. Dad. Daaaad. Did you see it? Did. You. See. That?"
    Good night.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    Took the kiddo out to my folks house just outside of town where it's considerably darker than home. We were outside from about 1:30-3:00am Central.
    Had quite a few short bright streaks on the west side Polaris and oh my we got to see two very impressive longer and brighter trails almost directly overhead within minutes of each other. One of them was the biggest and brightest either of us had ever seen!
    I wish I could have seen the look on my daughters face when the big one streaked by. "Dad. Dad. Daaaad. Did you see it? Did. You. See. That?"
    Good night.
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    Final report from Chicago. Only saw 1 when I came out of the house at around 12:30am central time. Then came out to watch again for 30 min at around 2:30am and saw nothing. At 4:00am again for 10min and saw nothing. Heading to bed!
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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    Meteor showers require a lot of patience. You never know if a meteor will appear in a few seconds or after an hour. All those i saw were during a straight 3 hour observing session. So patience helps here.
    Good luck to everyone.

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    Default Re: New meteor shower Camelopardalids has started!

    The clouds killed my session before it even got started. Needless to say, I'm not in a good mood this morning.

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