…cuz the sky might very weLL start faLLing.
And won’t it be pretties, mah pretties?Â ^__^
Okay — so after confusing and confLicting reports through today’s most trusted source in news (GOOGLE!), I’ve managed to cuLL some information for us LA and Orange County foLks as to where and when to gather to watch the sky spit some iLLuminated diamonds our way.
Oh — and as @meLmyfinger pointed out, meteor showers technicaLLy don’t “turn on and off” like a light switch. They last for days.Â But there are pLaces and times when the viewing is most optimaL.Â HAIL TO SCIENCE.Â O_O
Here’s a list of WHERE to watch tonight’s Leonid meteor shower:
* Aztekking69@kogibbq Go to the top of angeles crest highway you should be able to have a great view..
* quartzcity@kogibbq Head towards Mt. Pinos. It’s NW of Frazier Park/Ft. Tejon Pass
* skully787@kogibbq go up to Mt. Wilson in the Angeles Crest forest. Tons of turn offs to pull over at. Only 25min from Downtown
* j_calderon@kogibbq Try Silverado Canyon in south OC.
* jshults @kogibbq: Top of Saddleback is the place to see Leonid Meteor showers tonight — we went there for Aug shower. Need a ride?
* ThatACEkidd@kogibbq top of the world… In laguna beach
* shamanjoe@kogibbq Turnbowl Canyon, the hills above Whittier.
* renb23@kogibbq I live in Fontana and we are going to Hesperia..anywhere in the desert would be good…Somewhere dark..
* scorey2001@kogibbq Come to Agua Dulce… It’s only 45 mins north of LA (55 from Altadena) follow and DM me if you want to join us for the meteor showers Entrance fee is four tres leches
* readandfindout@kogibbq we’re thinking off the 14 before Palmdale
* linajo@kogibbq topanga canyon, or drive north on the pch, near the pch drop off
WHEN to view the showers on the left coast. (The generaL consensus seems to be 11PM-2AM)
* fejimanz@kogibbq it starts at 11pm, but the “heavy flow” (if you could call it that) starts at 2am
* tincanorange@kogibbq That’s probably the diff b/w east coast and west coast times. @LAist says midnight is a good time: http://bit.ly/1a37yE
* djjewelz@kogibbq LAT says 1a PST http://tinyurl.com/yageeab
* melmyfinger@kogibbq Meteor shower doesn’t “turn on” at a specific time. It lasts for a few days. You’ll see some at 11 but more after midnight.
* richardchiu@kogibbq 130AM RENEWABLEPLANET.COM
* DuhKeeks@kogibbq per NASA, it’s from 11pm – 4am, best viewed around 12
* webocsupport@kogibbq starts around 1:00am PST & lasts all night. The peeps in West Coast may have 2 stay up till dawn 2 get best view. Plz come 2 OC!
* kittun@kogibbq The prime time for us is between 2am-4am
* leanne_koh@kogibbq 4 a.m. ET (1 a.m. PT) Tuesday. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id…
* mtnsurfer@kogibbq LAtimes.com says 1am PST http://bit.ly/E90ct
* scrface11@kogibbq the meteorology service said the best time to view the shower was from 1 am to dawn.
* floater99@kogibbq It’s 2am-4am Eastern time. So for all of us in L.A., the peak time for the shower is b/w 11p-1a!
* shayera @kogibbq 2AM East coast time, which is 11PM here.
I’d love to send much love and tacos to aLL of our Twitter foLLowers who tweeted back to this geographicaLLy confused LA girL.Â Not onLy were the tweetbacks quick and informative, but they aLso managed to warm my heart with fuzzy feeLings in a very expensiveLy nice HaLLmark card kind of way.Â (Not a cheapie ShoeBox greetings kind of way.Â I HATE CANNED MESSAGES!!!)
If I missed listing your tweetback, my apoLogies.Â I’m working on a time crunch and there was just an infLux of love I had to sift through on such short notice.
I hope y’aLL manage to break out your lawn chairs and picnic bLankets and take a mini road trip with your friends to experience the BIGGEST METEOR SHOWER OF OUR LIFETIMES.Â ::pause:: FOR ALL TIME.
No need for fancy beers, portabLe heaters or viewing the skies from inside the safe confines of your Toyota Prius.Â It’LL be just you, the sky and a good time.
Love, tacos and faLLing stars,