How common are shooting stars?
August 22, 2006 10:58 PM Subscribe
Is it possible to see random shooting stars, or am I crazy?
posted by orangeshoe to science & nature (18 answers total)
Within the past three nights, I think I've seen two shooting stars. Two random times I happened to look up at the sky I could have sworn I saw one. But they were both gone so fast that I completely doubt that it happened. Kind of like what you could have sworn was a mouse dart across a New York City apartment, until it is gone in a flash.
Am I seeing things or can these have really been shooting stars? This question may sound very elementary, but the thing is, I'm not sure if I've ever seen something like that before (except for meteor showers, which is different).
Are they so common that I could have actually seen two in the course of three nights? Is this a figment of my imagination? Or did I luck out in seeing them?