Have you witnessed a Meteor Shower?

Philippines
August 24, 2010 3:20am CST
A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate from one point in the night sky. These meteors are caused by streams of cosmic debris called meteoroids entering Earth's atmosphere at extremely high speeds on parallel trajectories.. Have you seen one? I've watched it a year ago with my sister on our roof at past midnight.. The sight was breathtakingly beautiful and extraordinary.., I'll never forget that night.. I made a lot of childish wishes and most of it came true.. =) And from that time.., I kept on checking for the next meteor shower to take place but I've missed some of it.. If you haven't seen one yet.. here is the next scheduled meteor shower..: October 21, 22, 2010 - Orionids Meteor Shower. The Orionids is an average shower producing about 20 meteors per hour at their peak. This shower usually peaks on the 21st, but it is highly irregular. A good show could be experienced on any morning from October 20 - 24, and some meteors may be seen any time from October 17 - 25. Best viewing will be to the east after midnight. So let's meet each other underneath the same big sky on that dates..=)
4 responses
@Cargoleta (726)
• Spain
13 Sep 10
I watched the Perseids meteor shower last month, and it was simply mindblowing. My dad and I went up to the mountains (so there would be no light pollution that would bother us, so to speak) and stayed there for 1-2 hours just looking up at the sky (which was all nice and clear, you could see all the constellations perfectly and even the faint glow of the Milky Way!). We managed to see quite a lot of meteors, some of them really bright and big, and it was really awesome and beautiful... magical, in a way, to see the universe 'in action' :) Dad brought his camera with him too, since he's really into photography and wanted to take pictures of the meteor shower, but unfortunately the camera was pointed a little too low and we didn't catch any of the meteors... but oh well, maybe next time! I'm looking really forward to watching the Orionids too :)
• Philippines
14 Sep 10
Hi there.. Good for you.., you were able to watched the shower up on the mountains.., It's much closer there than on the roof of my house..=) and I would be looking forward for the Orionoids too.., Wish I have a Hi definiton camera with me on that night..=)
25 Aug 10
I havn't seen a Meteor Shower yet, because it often appear in the late night when I am in sleeping. It is often said that if you make a wish when you see a meteor,your dream will come true.But what a pity, I have not seen it.
• Philippines
25 Aug 10
yeah.., it usually happens really late., so the tendency is we are already snoring by that time it starts.., but what i did was set my alarm clock at midnight.., i woke up and waited and i never regretted waking up because.., it was such a beautiful sight and it rarely happens.. so better watch out for the next one!!!
@p3ks626 (6552)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
When I was in my third year in college, there was a time when there was a meteor shower and my boardmates saw it. I wanted to see it also but it was difficult cause the meteor shower usually happens at 2 am or 3 am. Anyway, maybe one of these days there's going to be another meteor shower and I hope i will witness it this time.
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
Yep.. it usually happens at the wee hours of the morning.., The one I witnessed was announced on the evening news that it will probably start around 12:45 am but when my sister and I went up to our roof.., we saw nothing but we were so patient and excited.. It actually came around 2am and lasted for about 30 minutes.., I swear it's the most beautiful thing I've seen so far.. Hope you'll get to witness one in the near future..=)
@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
24 Aug 10
well i have only watched a meteor shower once in my life because of all the light pollution in my area. And it was exciting.