New Year resolution: Watch more meteor showers


8 Responses to “New Year resolution: Watch more meteor showers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    FYI, it’s a long exposure, not a time-lapse.

  2. nicholasd111 says:

    “watch more meteor showers” is a pretty hilarious new years resolution

  3. jjsaul says:

    Don’t underestimate how long it takes your eyes to dark adapt… at least a half hour. It’s so astounding to see meteors slicing the Milky Way from a truly dark site. A red flashlight will help prevent loss of that dark adaption when you’re getting beers out of the cooler. (you can make a red filter out of just about anything, or paint the lens with fingernail polish or even a red sharpie.)

    This Tuesday morning’s Quadrantids peak is during the new moon… that’s a great bit of luck. I’m happily going to be a few hundred miles from land during it, so I’m hoping this will be the best I’ve ever seen.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I proposed to my fiancee during that August meteor shower. I’m all for watching them as much as you can!

  5. Amelia_G says:

    Thanks, Maggie! You’re so right about this.

  6. Lobster says:

    Great picture, but there’s always got to be some jerk in a plane to ruin it all. ;)

  7. buhbuhcuh says:

    I figured I’d forget about this if I didn’t do something about it today, so I marked the dates down in Google Calendar. To save the collective effort of the rest of the internets, I made it public:

    (I think this is the best way to share it?)

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