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    Geminid meteor shower from the hammock.

    Ok so it's about 2am it's 37*f me and the kids out in the back yard watching the show. I love my hammock.
    Well my son just bailed (Winnie). So it's just me and my daughter now.

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    I'm hanging out, too. I saw some activity after 10:00, but a big cloud bank rolled in so the 2:00 show is hidden...

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    I hung out for a while last night and saw some. Then ... I fell asleep ... in a hammock ... toasty warm ... go figure!

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    I started to hang out, but alas I too fell asleep. I consider myself lucky though. I saw about 5-6 very brilliant shooting stars on the way into work this morning. You know they're great when you can see over the I-95 traffic heading into DC 8)
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    I enjoyed the cooler air opening up the sky here. I saw 5 or 6 nice ones and went back in to spend time with my wife and her friends who were over. Glad you enjoyed the show.
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    My plan was to spend the night in my hammock outside watching the shower but the clouds decided otherwise. I'm hoping that maybe tonight things will clear up so I can catch some of the tail end of the show.
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    Jupiter has been spectacular this year. With a good set of binoculars, on a moonless night, and looking into the Eastern sky just after dusk, you should even be able to see some of its moons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourCats View Post
    Jupiter has been spectacular this year. With a good set of binoculars, on a moonless night, and looking into the Eastern sky just after dusk, you should even be able to see some of its moons.

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    Thanks for the tip FourCats!
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    i was planning on watching... even set up the stand... and then the clouds came in and covered it all up... oh well, at least i got to sit out by the fire for a bit...

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    The last good meteor shower we were supposed to have was several weeks ago. I got up at 2 and froze my assets off out on the back porch for an hour and never saw a thing. O well.

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