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Fraser
2014-May-24, 10:20 AM
So how were the ‘Cams’ by you? Based on a few reports via e-mail and my own vigil of two and a half hours centered on the predicted maximum of *2 a.m. CDT (7 UT) Saturday morning the Camelopardalid meteor shower*did not bring down the house. BUT it did produce some unusually slow meteors and […]

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Tucson_Tim
2014-May-24, 03:22 PM
(In the Mountain Time Zone) I went out about 3:00 AM and watched for about 45 minutes. I didn't see a single meteor connected to the shower but I did see two strays. The sky was perfectly clear and the Milky Way stood out as the waning crescent Moon was rising. I was disappointed somewhat -- but not much because star-watching is never a waste of time.

Did anyone see many? A few? I've read a couple news accounts that said the "meteor storm" didn't happen but some folks at least saw a few.

KaiYeves
2014-May-24, 03:56 PM
Alas, it was cloudy here, and pouring rain as well.