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memtb

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Posted: 08/13/18 11:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We successfully went boondocking, high in the Bighorns (Wyoming). We had clear skies, got up at 02:00 hrs. [emoticon], spent almost 2 hours lying on the ground, wishing I had dressed more warmly. [emoticon] The shower we observed.....didn’t even get us “damp”! [emoticon]. The photo’s were a “bust”! [emoticon]Maybe next time! [emoticon]


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Yep, next time for us, too.

It'll be a long time till there is a Perseid shower with no moon -- I think 2023, if I remember correctly.


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I hung out for a couple of hours on Sunday night and saw two rather bright meteors, but decided I had to go to bed about 00:30.


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profdant139 wrote:

Yep, next time for us, too.

It'll be a long time till there is a Perseid shower with no moon -- I think 2023, if I remember correctly.


If I sleep a few times between now and then.....I’ll probably have forgotten all about it!

Sorry, it didn’t work out for you either!

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Up in the Sawtooths it was meh. Too much smoke in the atmosphere to see anything.


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Bizmark's Mom, I'm sorry to hear that -- last summer, when we were in the Sawtooths for the eclipse, we had periods of smoke and periods of clear skies, on and off. There was so much bark beetle damage. We talked about it with a ranger, and he said, "Yep. Enjoy it while it's still green."

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Joshua Tree. We lived in the town of, many years ago, and decided to go to the park to watch the one in November. About 11 pm I noticed the traffic going up our hill was really heavy so we took off and I swear we could hardly find a place to park and it you have been to JT you know that is almost an impossible statement.
Also, no one believes me, but I swear a few times we actually heard the meteors hit, sounding like Whish wish wish wish ish sh sh sh. Also a lot of parks offer star gazing programs in Utah and the Badlands in SD would be awesome.


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The local astronomy club uses a campground at Eastman Lake in Madera County, California, on the west side of the Sierra's. I have gone up there myself and can tell you that i have seen the sky glow myself, no light pollution, darkness gets down to about magnitude 11 or so and with the current weather conditions things have been nice and clear.


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