08-07-2012, 08:48 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
Originally Posted by Cappy
One of the joys of being a cappy is being out away from lights and seeing lots of falling stars. There are lots more than most folks realize, ya just don't see em cause of lights. When out crossing bays I seldom drive a 6 hr watch with out seeing 1 or more. I am only looking through a window and don't have a large angle of visibility. I love seeing them and always feel a little rush when I do. Another fun thing is right at dusk and dawn watching the satelites slowly mosy across the sky.
That's true; there are generally a few meteors every single night. Showers are better for most people since they reward patience more quickly.
Satellites are fun to watch too. I always look out for the space station in particular when I know it's going to be overhead.