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    Default Anyone else enjoy a good meteor shower?

    I've been watching the North Hemisphere winter meteor showers for the past three tears, since I took astronomy in college and saw an annual list in my text book. The Quadrantids peak on the morning of January 4.
    There are meteor showers year round, but the winter ones seem to take place when the sky is clearest, there are no biting night bugs and the air smells freshest.
    Being out in my backyard alone, in the quiet, with the stars above and the meteors streaking by, listening to Unwritten Law albums (yes, all three years) on my iPod is the thing that makes me feel most free, even more than playing bass. It's when all my stress melts away and time seems to stop. I know that sounds like d drug trip or something, but it's the activity that I find most relaxing.
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    I like the IDEA of them, but I always seem to miss them.

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    You have a few nights to go! Last year's Quadrantids were pretty showy.
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    I live in New York City, so I don't even know if I'll be able to get somewhere relatively un-light-polluted in time to see the shower.

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    Awww, I'm sorry. I live in a suburb. It's not the best out here, but the trees and fences and even my own house block out the streetlights and my neighbors' yard lights in most areas of my back yard. Though, the Quadrantids are positioned in a place in the sky where I will be forced to contend with a street light if I want a full view and an intermittent backyard light of a neighbor.
    Maybe the roof of a fairly tall building? But I doubt that's safe to find at that time in the morning. Is there a field near your house?
    I said, "Hi, I'm the creepy girl." He chuckled, then wanted a handshake and I gave it. I wanted a hug and he gave it. One of his sons was there, too. Cute. Then Pete got him to autograph my sign for me because I was too polite to ask myself since he was on his way to eat. Pete took of photo of him holding it. - 8/2/2014.
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    Nope, I live in a studio apartment in Manhattan (trust me, not as exciting as it sounds :P ), and I'm on the ground floor. No fields anywhere, although I do live within walking distance of Central Park.

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    I suppose you could try that. I've only been to NYC once, so I don't know the layout. Is that park open at night? Trust me, meteor showers are amazing to see.
    I said, "Hi, I'm the creepy girl." He chuckled, then wanted a handshake and I gave it. I wanted a hug and he gave it. One of his sons was there, too. Cute. Then Pete got him to autograph my sign for me because I was too polite to ask myself since he was on his way to eat. Pete took of photo of him holding it. - 8/2/2014.
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    I like meteor showers, and the best one I've seen was from an observatory atop a hill. But I don't really have the time nor the energy to find an observatory to go to when there's a meteor shower, though I could go to the top of the hill in the park probably. But I guess I cared about them more when I was younger, and now I'm just less excited about them? I dunno. When I used to teach kids science, though, a mother of one of the worst kids stayed after class to invite me to go to an observatory with her and watch a meteor shower, and then acted defensive when I turned her down... it was weird.
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    Llamas, it seems you have a personal history with meteor showers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llamas View Post
    a mother of one of the worst kids stayed after class to invite me to go to an observatory with her and watch a meteor shower, and then acted defensive when I turned her down... it was weird.
    Clearly she was asking you out on a date and you rejected her.

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