Comments on: Quadrantid Meteor Shower: Scenes from a Winter Night http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/ The latest Technology news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:57:50 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Leslie http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-933312 Leslie Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:02:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-933312 We were heading to Key West in the middle of the night between 2 am and 5 am ( escaping the NY cold) We were on one of the many bridges and just happened to look up and see a meteor falling. Did not know there was a predicated shower till reading this. We were heading to Key West in the middle of the night between 2 am and 5 am ( escaping the NY cold) We were on one of the many bridges and just happened to look up and see a meteor falling. Did not know there was a predicated shower till reading this.

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By: dave http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-929742 dave Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:20:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-929742 i was watching the meteor shower just before dawn and i know this is hard to believe but i saw a triangular shaped object pass overhead. it flew close to the ground and was silent. it glowed bright white and didn't flash. i live near an airport and thought it was a twin engine plane in the distance at first. it got closer but didn't gain altitude so i thought it was a helicopter. then i realized it was just lights approaching. i got a good look at it and it was more like the letter y equally spread out like a 3 pointed star. all 3 arms or wings glowed the same and i'd say the object was 30 to 40 feet wide. i'm pushing 60 and this was a first for me. ha ha i was watching the meteor shower just before dawn and i know this is hard to believe but i saw a triangular shaped object pass overhead. it flew close to the ground and was silent. it glowed bright white and didn’t flash. i live near an airport and thought it was a twin engine plane in the distance at first. it got closer but didn’t gain altitude so i thought it was a helicopter. then i realized it was just lights approaching. i got a good look at it and it was more like the letter y equally spread out like a 3 pointed star. all 3 arms or wings glowed the same and i’d say the object was 30 to 40 feet wide. i’m pushing 60 and this was a first for me. ha ha

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By: Nathaly http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-923752 Nathaly Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:32:12 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-923752 In Kansas i went out about 5:00 saw about 20 of them and went back inside by 5:20 it was such an amazing thing to see. sky was really clear, i really i wish i could of seen this "fireball" type thing ive read about on many sites, or at least jupiter through my telescope! In Kansas i went out about 5:00 saw about 20 of them and went back inside by 5:20 it was such an amazing thing to see. sky was really clear, i really i wish i could of seen this “fireball” type thing ive read about on many sites, or at least jupiter through my telescope!

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By: Larry Krozel http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-923532 Larry Krozel Thu, 05 Jan 2012 05:07:13 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-923532 It was below 0 here in central Connecticut. With lots of layers of clothing, I was able to stay out all night and saw 67 meteors and 5 satellites and 1 great horned owl. The moon set while the radiant was still fairly low, leaving viewing conditions just right. It was below 0 here in central Connecticut. With lots of layers of clothing, I was able to stay out all night and saw 67 meteors and 5 satellites and 1 great horned owl. The moon set while the radiant was still fairly low, leaving viewing conditions just right.

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By: Naomi http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-921772 Naomi Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:55:50 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-921772 Seeing as some goober told me they were tonight ...I missed them lol! Seeing as some goober told me they were tonight …I missed them lol!

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By: Scott http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-921062 Scott Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:02:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-921062 Here in Dallas TX. Got to see 18 metors between 3:45 and 5:45.Was alittle haze but not enough to distort veiw.Was a comfortable 37degs.Saw what I thought was a star just left of the big dipper that lit up and then dimmed out 3 times then it was gone,got my binoculars looked and there was no star,nothing.We are not alone. Here in Dallas TX. Got to see 18 metors between 3:45 and 5:45.Was alittle haze but not enough to distort veiw.Was a comfortable 37degs.Saw what I thought was a star just left of the big dipper that lit up and then dimmed out 3 times then it was gone,got my binoculars looked and there was no star,nothing.We are not alone.

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By: kevin http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-920802 kevin Wed, 04 Jan 2012 23:00:15 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-920802 in southern NH it was 2, with a windchill of -10 (great sky, but brrrrr). went out with my 3 kids around 5:45-6:30. we probably saw 12-15 among us (so roughly 20/hr). it was the most i've ever seen at one time, but far from the 60-200/hr we'd heard predicted. a little disappointing given how ridiculously cold it was... in southern NH it was 2, with a windchill of -10 (great sky, but brrrrr). went out with my 3 kids around 5:45-6:30. we probably saw 12-15 among us (so roughly 20/hr). it was the most i’ve ever seen at one time, but far from the 60-200/hr we’d heard predicted. a little disappointing given how ridiculously cold it was…

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By: Chuck http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-920452 Chuck Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:53:49 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-920452 We live a half mile up from the beach in Carlsbad 92011. Woke up at 2:30 am and walked out on our patio and immediately saw a very long streak from below the big dipper heading SE. The second one was very startling as I had positioned myself in a chair with head back looking toward the BD and a meteor was on a trajectory that appeared to be aiming directly toward me. I guess it burned up at least 50 miles up. After a very beautiful display of 14 counted and a few out of the corner of my eye I bailed and got back in our warm bed for a few final hours of snoozing. Wish I hung in for the pre dawn show. We live a half mile up from the beach in Carlsbad 92011. Woke up at 2:30 am and walked out on our patio and immediately saw a very long streak from below the big dipper heading SE. The second one was very startling as I had positioned myself in a chair with head back looking toward the BD and a meteor was on a trajectory that appeared to be aiming directly toward me. I guess it burned up at least 50 miles up. After a very beautiful display of 14 counted and a few out of the corner of my eye I bailed and got back in our warm bed for a few final hours of snoozing. Wish I hung in for the pre dawn show.

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By: Dia http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-920312 Dia Wed, 04 Jan 2012 21:10:55 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-920312 Atlanta, GA--Saw one at exactly 3:00 am EST, an extremely bright one with a long yellow-orange tail. I was expecting tiny white streaks but I guess I got lucky. That was enough for me, it was so beautiful. Tried waiting another hour but saw nothing more. Atlanta, GA–Saw one at exactly 3:00 am EST, an extremely bright one with a long yellow-orange tail. I was expecting tiny white streaks but I guess I got lucky. That was enough for me, it was so beautiful. Tried waiting another hour but saw nothing more.

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By: Kaila H. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/01/quadrantid-meteor-shower-pictures-from-winter-night/#comment-920082 Kaila H. Wed, 04 Jan 2012 20:44:11 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/?p=38922#comment-920082 Knoxville, TN - Went outside around 2:30 am and stayed out until 4:30. I saw quite a few meteors on the very edge of the horizon, just above the treeline. Unfortunately, I am lacking in a tripod for my DSLR, so all of my photos came out blurry when I set them to long exposure. Still, it was a very beautiful sight, seeing about 5 or 6 meteors per hour. Knoxville, TN – Went outside around 2:30 am and stayed out until 4:30. I saw quite a few meteors on the very edge of the horizon, just above the treeline. Unfortunately, I am lacking in a tripod for my DSLR, so all of my photos came out blurry when I set them to long exposure. Still, it was a very beautiful sight, seeing about 5 or 6 meteors per hour.

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