Damien on… Meteor “Showers”
Is it not time this astronomical LIE was exposed?
A typical “shower” consists of about one every FIFTEEN SECONDS.
If I stood under my shower and received one drip of water every quarter of a minute – I would NOT consider it to be a SHOWER!
True, if you mount a camera on a tripod, then set it on a long time exposure (say, an HOUR) the resulting photo is quite spectacular.
But viewing it LIVE, standing out in the garden with your head craned back like an idiot, watching the occasional TINY streak of light cross over the sky – is definitely NOT.