naw, we decided to give it a miss this yearSue, you must have nighttime eventually, right?
a few years back, I was away on vacation (camping) with friends at this time of year (the weather was wonderfully balmy) and we did see a few meteors. maybe a half dozen over the evening, but that was it. Its mostly a northern hemisphere event.For observers in the Southern Hemisphere, the Perseid radiant never climbs above the horizon, which will considerably reduce the number of Perseid meteors you are likely to see. Nevertheless, on the night of maximum, it is possible to see 10-15 meteors per hour coming up from the northern horizon.
I felt like a coward. When I was going to bed last night I didn't set the alarm. Then around 3:30 I woke up (must have been guilt), so i clambered out of bed and went to the front window. Man, our neighborhood is BRIGHT at 3:30 in the morning. Street lights and some neighbors have yard lights or lights on the garages. I could have given police a good description of a person who was 30 feet away. Definitely too much light to try to capture them from my yard (my only real thought). Still, I wandered to the back yard away from the street lights.Luke, how did you do? I expect a picture of you and your dogs peering out the window together.