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Meteors are not something we see often and a lot of the time they happen without anyone even knowing. Some people when sky-watching have been lucky enough to see something such as a meteor unexpectedly and that is always a rare but awesome moment, especially if you are able to catch it on your camera.

Have you ever seen a meteor when sky-watching? How many times have you seen one? Do you hope to see one at some point if you have not spotted one yet?
 
They are regular events.. in fact, right now we have some pretty good showers going on. The downfall is it's also a full moon, so they are harder to see unless they are bolides are really bright ones.
I usually try to set up my Nikon D7200 to catch wide angle time exposures when we have a shower going on, but it really isn't worth it with the moon as bright as it is.
 
They are regular events.. in fact, right now we have some pretty good showers going on. The downfall is it's also a full moon, so they are harder to see unless they are bolides are really bright ones.
I usually try to set up my Nikon D7200 to catch wide angle time exposures when we have a shower going on, but it really isn't worth it with the moon as bright as it is.
I did hear that they were quite regular events myself, I often read that if we look into the sky at a certain time we may catch something but a lot of the time, it tends to be cloudy so we end up missing it and not seeing anything which is a shame.

I would love to one day be able to see one myself just to have experienced it.
 
I would love to one day be able to see one myself just to have experienced it.
One of the best viewings I ever had was back in the early 90's (think it was) whenI was working patrol. It was in December, cold clear nights (I was working 7PM-3AM) and the Geminids put on one heck of a show. Several of us on patrol were parked on break out at the darkest area in our city and it was non-stop meteors, many of them very bright. It was awesome.
 
One of the best viewings I ever had was back in the early 90's (think it was) whenI was working patrol. It was in December, cold clear nights (I was working 7PM-3AM) and the Geminids put on one heck of a show. Several of us on patrol were parked on break out at the darkest area in our city and it was non-stop meteors, many of them very bright. It was awesome.
That does sound awesome and I would imagine something that you may not see too often so likely very lucky to see them when you did as well :)

I often follow certain social media pages that are really good for keeping you up to date on sightings but the luck in the UK is usually terrible due to cloud cover.

One day I will hit a night when we can see something :)
 
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