>BTW, I guess that there eare easier ways than trying to freeze myself to >death. Outside at 10pm Tuesday evening until 4.45am Wednesday morning >and saw 5 meteors, one of which was sporadic. Maybe next year will be a >decent display, as some are already predicting. > >Phillip Clark > Here in Texas, things were a little more interesting. I traveled about 25 miles NW of San Antonio, Texas, to the Limber Observatory. I got up at 3am on the 17th and arrived at the observatory at 4 am. I saw 10 meteors through the windshield as I drove to the observatory. Once there, between 4am and 6am each person in our observing group saw about 300/hr with bursts to 500/hr for brief periods. We have made no attempt to translate this into the classical Zenith Hourly Rate but we were seriously impressed with what we saw. In the two hours, there were ten shaddow-casting fireballs, including one real pants-wetter at the zenith which I was lucky enough to catch on film. I will post the image to my web page this evening. BTW, not to rib Mr. Clark too badly, we were observing in our shirtsleeves. I was amazed at how warm it was even for south Texas in November.