Undertoad Saturday Nov 15 12:45 PM
11/15/2003: Leonids from space
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Nov 15 03:22 PM
Hey, that's what I see when I stand up too fast.
Nothing But Net Saturday Nov 15 09:37 PM
Are you sure? With all those projectiles flying around this picture might have been taken in South Philly on a Saturday night.
Elspode Sunday Nov 16 12:37 AM
I think I sent that one awhile back. I was really bummed out about having missed the *really* big Leonids in 2001. The peak didn't occur when it was advantageous to view it from Missouri, unfortunately. I spent about three hours outside last year at an obscene hour, though, and actually saw what was the closest to a meteor 'shower' that I've ever seen, when, during the peak time, my wife and I saw about a three minute flurry of meteors that probably hit a rate of about 60-70 per minute. Pretty cool, but a far cry from the thousands per minute seen in 1966 and 2001.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Nov 16 10:37 AM
ndetroit Sunday Nov 16 02:06 PM
so... uhh... how the hell do the space station/space shuttle/5000 satellites up there miss being pulverized during one of these storms?
Elspode Sunday Nov 16 03:31 PM
Because the vast majority of those meteoroids are the size of a grain of sand.
mrputter Monday Nov 17 03:23 AM
Yeah, but going how fast?