I did a short, easy two-day paddle on the lower Wisconsin River this past weekend with a few good friends. I've done overnight trips on that river a number of different times during the Persied meteor shower, but usually it becomes cloudy or the meteors aren't that spectacular. This time, I can't say there were a lot of meteors, there weren't, but many of the ones we saw really WERE spectacular. They were big and persistent, and left long beautiful fuzzy trails behind them. Once I even got to watch the Persieds while up in the Rockies of Colorado, and though there were a lot of meteors visible that time, all were very tiny and brief. This was the best Persied show I've ever seen. Was anybody else lucky enough to be on a paddling/camping trip during this year's show?
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I went out in the field behind my house|
Posted by: spiritboat on Aug-14-13 7:55 AM (EST)
just before dawn(I live smack in the middle of a forest preserve). Took in the show on a blanket...Did the same thing during the geminids this past winter, when it was like 19 degrees F! But seeing it from a boat--I'll have to put that on my list for next time.
I could have worded things more clearly|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Aug-14-13 9:37 AM (EST)
The boats were actually parked about 50 feet away. Of course we could have taken them out on the river, but the view was the same when lying on a tarp spread out on the sand.
Posted by: PJC on Aug-14-13 8:30 AM (EST)
Posted by: puffingin on Aug-14-13 10:21 AM (EST)
Living out a ways from the city and having a new 8 1/2 week old puppy buddy, I've had several opportunities to be outside in the last several nights. Clear nights so I got to see some nice meteors too. Not all that many, less than half a dozen because I didn't stay out much longer than necessary time for her. BTW, my new sweetie is a springer spaniel that I named Adeline Darryl Rose.
Posted by: Pirateoverforty on Aug-14-13 12:00 PM (EST)
Heavy cloud cover with rain the last three days.
same here .....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Aug-14-13 12:20 PM (EST)
Watch 'em out on the "Chaz"|
Posted by: gulfcoaster on Sep-20-13 4:44 AM (EST)
To watch just about any meteor shower I'll usually paddle out to Dog Island Pavilion in the Chassahowitzka NWR around midnight during a new to 1st qtr moon and set up my single-burner to brew some yaupon tea, cook up some midnight chow and while enjoying the dark-sky show.
Posted by: Ayornamut on Sep-20-13 10:01 AM (EST)
Interesting....I didn't know it was popular in other areas of the country.