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(Space.com)   New meteor shower to debut May 23, may produce 1000 meteors per hour   (space.com) divider line 21
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2014-05-10 04:38:25 AM  
In other news, Rob Ford said to be ecstatic, looking forward to see it rain rocks.
 
2014-05-10 06:48:44 AM  

Cpl.D: In other news, Rob Ford said to be ecstatic, looking forward to see it rain rocks.


And we're done here. Turn out the lights, folks.
 
2014-05-10 07:03:16 AM  
Nice autoplay ad, Space.com. fark you guys.
 
2014-05-10 07:10:10 AM  
Man, I would love to see this. Hoping it comes off big.
 
2014-05-10 07:10:52 AM  
I'm sure it will be cloudy here.  It's always cloudy here during a meteor shower.
 
2014-05-10 08:33:52 AM  
I marked it on my calendar. If that debris is giving up its life to show me a streak in the sky, the least I can do is watch it even if it does coincide with Shroud of the Avatar weekend.
 
2014-05-10 10:58:48 AM  
A new meteor shower, and we're still supposed to think the increase in random events is nothing unusual.

Looks a lot like we're moving through a very large field of this stuff.
 
2014-05-10 11:16:37 AM  
Can I just go ahead and be disappointed and feeling lied-to now?
 
2014-05-10 11:28:29 AM  

parkerlewis: I'm sure it will be cloudy here.  It's always cloudy here during a meteor shower.


is there a chance of meteor balls?
 
2014-05-10 12:06:45 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: A new meteor shower, and we're still supposed to think the increase in random events is nothing unusual.

Looks a lot like we're moving through a very large field of this stuff.


That's pretty much what random means. The scary part is when the random events suddenly stop.
 
2014-05-10 12:07:49 PM  
It's OK, i got this!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-05-10 12:30:22 PM  

TV's Vinnie: Can I just go ahead and be disappointed and feeling lied-to now?


Once in a while they get it right; the Leonids put on a good show around 2001. If the weather is clear I will give this new one a chance.
 
2014-05-10 12:52:25 PM  
I really wish that meteors would shower more often.
 
2014-05-10 12:57:10 PM  

LoneVVolf: It's OK, i got this!

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Now you've done it.  This is now a Kerbal thread.

i.imgur.com

 
2014-05-10 01:05:29 PM  
1000 meteors per hour

In other words, a kilometeor.
 
2014-05-10 01:44:52 PM  
I've been fooled by this before.  They always describe these meteor "showers" like they'll be raining down constantly and it will be some exciting light show.  Then you go outside at the right time, and stand around for about half an hour, during which time you'll see 3 meteors.

They're not gonna get me again.
 
2014-05-10 02:37:16 PM  
mat catastrophe

Nice autoplay ad, Space.com. fark you guys.

You must be one of those folks that leaves JavaScript enabled "for a better user experience."

ariseatex

1000 meteors per hour

In other words, a kilometeor.


Nice.
 
2014-05-10 04:00:55 PM  
FTA: "Set your alarm clock for midnight on May 23 and 24,

I really hate when articles give time like that: do they mean the midnight beginning each of those dates (which is what midnight means)? Or do they mean the ones "ending" those dates (what many people assume when you say "midnight Thursday")?

/this is why a lot of places use 11:59:59pm as their time for a deadline, so there is no confusion
 
2014-05-10 07:00:10 PM  

2chris2: stand around for about half an hour


Let me stop you right there. Take a nap during the afternoon or just after work, take a sleeping bag and extra layers, and probably some coffee anyway, and make the rest of us hardcore stargazers proud. I'll be out there a minimum of 4 hours. Sometimes I fall asleep if there aren't lots of meteors, but underneath dark skies, the stars can be so bright sleeping becomes difficult anyway.

Also, it's way more fun with someone or someones to bullsh*t with.
 
2014-05-10 08:09:43 PM  
Meteor showers never fail to underwhelm.
 
2014-05-11 01:02:45 PM  

LoneVVolf: It's OK, i got this!

[i.imgur.com image 850x478]


Whoa ! BIG ROCK
 
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