Monday, November 18, 2002

Leonids from San Jose

I don't think this year's Leonids were forecast to be like last year, at least for us here on the west coast. With the bright moon, and our position relative to the peak of the shower, the best we were to hope for was some long bright streakers with little of the dimmer ones that comprised so much of last year's storm.

I went outside about 11:30 p.m., looked up at the scud around the moon, the streakiness in other parts of the sky, the lack of any but the brightest stars (Gemini was made up of about 4 stars) .... watched the sky while Jones was doing his doggie biz... saw nothing to get excited about and, went to bed.

Last year was awesome.

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