I arose at 2:45am to witness what was hailed as the “Last Great Meteor Show for Decades”. We began stargazing at about 3:45am but the meteors were few and far between. It wasn’t a failure, as we managed to see several meteors and Jason was lucky enough to see one with a long tail as we were heading back to the car. All of the ones I saw had short tails and looked similar to this one.
The full moon was hidden by trees so it didn’t affect the visibility, but clouds kept us from seeing anything near the forecast of 250 every 15 minutes for Salt Lake City. My guess is that we saw about 5 an hour. In spite of the less then stellar display, I enjoyed spending time with friends which made for a memorable morning.