[meteorite-list] Leonid report
From: ari machiz <a_machiz_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:47:12 2004
Just wanted to report on the shower.
I went out with my wife, a friend and his wife and
father. Two hours south on I - 75 found us in the
right place for viewing, though I had primed the crowd
with some Oohs and Aahs before we stopped.
What's that noise? A sonic boom? No. Nothing of the
sort. It was cows chewing cud at 3:30 A.M. Don't they
Some of the Leonids would streak across the sky and
seem to light up like a halogen bulb just before
disappearing. Those were striking. Then there was the
shadow-caster...well, if it were lower. It ignited
like the flash of an old time camera. The trail was
visible for over at least a minute.
Then ofcourse there was the mini-Peekskill. The bolide
some have talked about. I was really happy to have a
frame of reference for that one. I just couldn't
believe my eyes. Plus, with the 4 A.M giddys, the
night was complete.
Can't wait for the show in 2100!
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Received on Mon 19 Nov 2001 12:04:28 PM PST