Though I did not experience 90 Perseids per hour, the 14 I did observe helped to rekindle that passion in my being by simply becoming as one with the universe for an hour or so.Dave Huestis provided this report.
A favorable conjunction of Venus and Uranus.Craig Cortis provided this report.
The sky was cloud free, and I easily had a limiting magnitude of at least 5.5 at zenith. Immediately I observed one, then two, then three meteors in rapid succession. Though I had dressed for the cold, it didn’t take long for me to get really chilled. Within about 10-15 minutes I had counted six Geminids.
All of a sudden the blackness of space outside of the solar disk seemed to drip inwards towards the disk of Venus approaching the solar limb. It was a great phenomenon to observe. Slowly but surely (four or five seconds to this observer) the effect vanished as Venus' image began to exit the solar disk. We watched right up to the very end until that little notch of the planet's disk, like a little bite had been taken out of the sun, disappeared off the Sun's edge until 2012.Dave Huestis provided this report.