Best Meteor Shower Views

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What's the best vantage point tonight for viewing the meteor showers? It's supposed to be the best in decades. Thanks.

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a-1516700130 Dec 14, 2017 11:13 PM
Best Meteor Shower Views

Thank you Mysterious Black & Red! That sounds so ez I think I will go to my fave beach aka Refugio and try that too. Now I have an excuse to go for an overnight stay. Anyone up for a Minute game of Battleship meet there...

420722 Dec 13, 2017 04:27 PM
Best Meteor Shower Views

Anywhere besides Sb..there’s been a fire burning with smoke covering the sky for oh about 9 days now.

macpuzl Dec 13, 2017 02:54 PM
Best Meteor Shower Views

Find the darkest place you can with relatively uncluttered horizons. With the Thomas Fire, you'll want to get out of the smoke plume and bad air, so maybe Santa Maria somewhere. Refugio State Beach might work well if the smoke and ash behave, and you don't mind keeping your N95 mask on. The radiant rises early, but views are still best after midnight. Recline with your feet to the northeast, and watch the whole sky. As the night progresses, rotate to put your feet more to the south, so they're pointed toward the radiant in Gemini, near the bright star Castor. Castor is the uppermost (most westerly) star of the two bright stars to the left (northeast) of the constellation Orion.

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