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pixelwit
11-16-2001, 08:49 PM
Just because everybody likes "eye candy".

This isn't Flash related but I thought I might share what I read. There's supposed to be a really cool (once in a lifetime kind of thing) meteor shower on it's way early Sunday morning.

If you're interested you can read more about it here:
http://www.astrosociety.org/news/astronews/currentastro.html

-PiXELWiT
http://www.pixelwit.com

tg
11-17-2001, 02:55 AM
i spent 4 months in the backcountry of yosemite, and 4 years in the yellowstone backcountry... no electricity, no buildings, no tent... i got a meteor show every night.
what glory! i always laid down and expected to see 10-15 flashes every 15 minutes, i'ld lay there for about a half an hour, watch a satelite go by and a mess of meteors, then drift off to a sleep you wouldn't believe.

i still find myself scratching my head and wondering how i went from running a saw and mucking about in the mountains to sitting behind a computer writing things that to most folks would make very little sense.

vilehelm
11-17-2001, 11:22 PM
yeah, but is it ART? ok just kidding...

Actually i was just going on line to check for this very information. I'm setting my alarm. thanks.

pixelwit
11-19-2001, 02:01 AM
I think it was art. It made me think. (I think therefore it art?)

Didn't see the potential 100 meteors per minute but did see a heck of a lot of them. Good variety too. I was really surprised by their speed and brilliance. Cool stuff.

-PiXELWiT
http://www.pixelwit.com

vilehelm
11-19-2001, 04:55 AM
Yeah not as many for me either but I attributted it to city lights. I woke up at 5 and layed down on the deck under a blanket and watched the whole show. very nice indeed.

the speed is dizzying when you think about how long it takes a plane to cover the same distance in the sky and that the meteors are hitting much higher in the atmosphere.

evilregis
11-19-2001, 01:57 PM
it was best viewed in my area between 3 and 5 am sunday morning. perfect for me cuz i had planned on bein' at the bar till 3 anyways! so we're getting harassed to finally leave the bar... it's about 2:30/2:45. i'm all excited about what i am about to witness... the best meteor shower display that will probably happen in my lifetime. i get outside. FOG. FOG! yeah... so i decided i would go home... set my alarm for 5. hoping that perhaps in a few hours the fog would have lifted. but of course it didn't. i missed it. and i loathe all that saw it. only briefly.

.:er:.