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(Wired)   Rare meteor shower event: further evidence of the obvious impending apocalypse.   ( wired.com) divider line
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2001-11-01 04:22:49 PM  
2001-11-01 04:23:45 PM  
2001-11-01 04:25:03 PM  
I live on the west coast, so I'll have to be awake between 1 and 3am. Ugh.
2001-11-01 04:25:15 PM  
You know, "Leonid" was the name of the meteor in the Final Fantasy movie that brought the phantoms. We'd better get to work on figuring out how to build a spiritual energy barrier.


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2001-11-01 04:27:14 PM  
yeah! I finally got an article up!
I just like the phrase "obvious impending apocalypse".
tee hee
2001-11-01 04:27:19 PM  
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"Gozer the Traveler. He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the rectification of the Vuldrini, the traveler came as a large and moving Torg! Then, during the third reconciliation of the last of the McKetrick supplicants, they chose a new form for him: that of a giant Slor! Many Shuvs and Zools knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of the Slor that day, I can tell you!"
2001-11-01 04:27:46 PM  
We're all gonna die! We're all gonna die...

2001-11-01 04:30:03 PM  
Guess I need to hack the streetlight in front of my house on the 17th.
2001-11-01 04:30:23 PM  
Sniff Sniff, ehhh yeah I could use a shower.
2001-11-01 04:31:33 PM  
That meteor shower should be gorgeous, though...

what a way to go, ne?
2001-11-01 04:32:29 PM  
I'm not even going to start on the whole impending doom duck related crap anymore. If you haven't got the message yet then God help you.
2001-11-01 04:36:08 PM  
To --*The White Dragon*

So THAT'S what he said...

Thanks. Always wondered about that scene....
2001-11-01 04:41:52 PM  
It was like a golden shower of wonder.
2001-11-01 04:43:50 PM  
Real remon I like to think of everyday here on Fark as a learning experience.
2001-11-01 04:46:31 PM  
"The United States can look forward to the most spectacular show since 1966 -- and it might be another 98 years before anything so sensational will be seen again."

NAH! what about the Mariah Carey Tour?
2001-11-01 04:49:41 PM  
Gasmasher: Good idea to get rid of the streetlight, but BE CAREFUL.
2001-11-01 04:50:02 PM  
Still got time to get my life in order..or not.
2001-11-01 04:56:45 PM  
Please post this article again on the 17th. I'm not nearly organized enough to remember this.
2001-11-01 04:58:18 PM  
yeah Slippy, that's what I was alluding to. It was a farkticle awhile back, and the tag had some people pretty pissed off. I thought I would bring back the memories.
2001-11-01 04:59:20 PM  
Jakjak: just go outside when it starts getting dark and grab ya a reclining lawn chair. Just because it says the peak will be between 1 and 3 does not mean that is th only time you can see it.

I was in Seattle for the Persieds in August and was taking photos around 10 PM, long before the peak ever hit. I captured a whole bunch of meteors on film. One 45 second exposure I took had 7 of them in it.

Gasmasher: Use a laser pointer. Aim at the sensor on the top. Leave the laser on while you are observing.

But, better thing to do is go to the country.
2001-11-01 05:08:23 PM  
It'll be tough to tell which streaks are meteorites and which are incoming scud missiles compliments of Saddam...

‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›

2001-11-01 05:14:58 PM  
LOL @ ------> ‹^› ‹(•¿•)› ‹^›
That is farking hilarious
2001-11-01 05:35:44 PM  
Cool. I'm driving up the mountains, if it's not snowing. Sounds like a fun way to freeze my ass off.
2001-11-01 05:35:54 PM  
Isn't every new meteor shower the most intense shower in the last 1000 years? It seems like every time a new shower comes up astronomers and the like start talking like they were raised on aol "l33t n3w MEATIOR SHOVVA GUNNA OWNZ U!!!!!" Crazies.

TheWhiteDragon: Thank you. One of the funniest scenes from one of the best movies of all time.

2001-11-01 06:38:13 PM  
I'm bored.

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2001-11-01 06:50:18 PM  
"It's now, more than ever, so important for God's children to see our movie, Megiddo, which is now currently playing in theatres, praise Jesus."
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2001-11-01 06:57:16 PM  
Well, the apocalypse didn't happen on these dates:
1 Jan 2000
11 Sep 2001
31 Oct 2001

Maybe this time we will get it right?
2001-11-01 11:45:34 PM  
Dereliction: Seems that way, doesn't it? Unfortunately there are astronomers who are too damn worried about seeing their names up in lights instead of checking their numbers before they run out and contact the media. All the junk astronomy "Asteroid is gonna hit the Earth in 30 years!" makes me wanna puke. Or better yet, kick those guys in the crotch.

However, this group that is saying 4200/hour has a pretty decent track record. They are looking at comet paths and debris density to come up with this figure.

Another important event - and actually the most important part of it - is that we are only three days after a new moon, so no moonlight to get in the way like it did last year. That means everything.

Last year was pretty neat though, even if I did have moonlight to contend with. The meteors I saw from my light polluted back yard were simply astounding. They looked a lot like those wizzy yellowish colored fireworks that end up making a big sparkly blossom. Very slow moving (for a meteor) and trails that just seemed to last forever.
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