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Wish upon a shooting star

Shooting stars make a spectacular sight in the night sky. I saw one last week, when I was out star-gazing with a couple of friends. None of us seemed to be able to trace the history behind shooting stars and wishing upon them, so I thought I owe this post to my blog.

shooting starFor starters, shooting stars are misnomers. These streaks of light are actually broken little pieces of rock and dust, which, when close to the Earth, enter its atmosphere at blinding speeds, and heat up, glow and burn down. Apparently, on any given night, a shooting star should be visible every 10-15 minutes. This holds especially at the time just before dawn, when we face the direction in which the Earth moves. The frequency of shooting stars increases at certain times of the year, when the Earth passes through a region particularly crowded with dust and rocks (Meteor shower).

Legend has it that wishing upon a shooting star makes the wish come true. It is believed to have originated in Europe, when Greek astronomer Ptolemy, around AD 127-151, wrote that the Gods occassionally, out of curiosity, even boredom, peer down at the earth from between the spheres, and stars sometimes slip out of this gap, becoming visible as shooting or falling stars. Since the Gods are already looking at us at such a time, they tend to be more receptive to any wishes we make!

The Greeks, however, fathomed shooting stars to be rising or falling human souls, while Jews and Christians believed them to be fallen angels or demons. Aristophanes, a Greek playwrite, had a more fancy imagination. According to him, shooting stars were “souls of poor people, drunkenly walking home after they had dinner at a rich star.”

Even contemporary culture is abound with superstitions related to shooting stars. In Chile, for instance, when you spot a shooting star, you must pick up a stone in the same moment, while making a wish. (Quick thinking, I must say.) If you’re in the Phillipines, you must tie a knot in your handkerchief instead. (Too bad if you don’t carry one around.)

Personally, I became familiar with the wishing-upon-a-shooting-star-concept because of a Bollywood movie! (No prizes for guessing.) The first time I saw a shooting star was a year ago, at Tioman in Malaysia. It was a fascinating sight, but I can’t remember what I had wished for, so I can’t claim if it came true! It’s too soon to tell the fate of the wish I made upon the shooting star I saw last week, but I shall use it as evidence in accepting or refuting the legend.

Tips for the next time you go star-gazing:

  • Keep a wish handy, always.
  • Remember Murphy’s law. The moment you look away from the sky, a shooting star will appear.
  • The moment you see a shooting star, you will impulsively point at it and scream ‘Shooting star!’ Keep that for later. The wish must come first.

Have you ever wished upon a shooting star?

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  1. No. Never wished. But I have tried Shooting Rubberbands at the Stars – inspired by Edie Brickell :-)

    November 9, 2008
  2. Reminds me that I haven’t stared at the sky since a long time!! :(

    November 9, 2008
  3. interesting compilation! alas i have yet to see a shooting star!

    November 10, 2008
  4. Sumit #

    I missed two shooting stars that night! But the stuff that happened after that made up for it :P

    November 11, 2008
  5. Interesting info on the shooting star. I have to first wish that I see a Shooting star, so I need a Shooting star for that wish first.

    November 11, 2008
  6. @ shrinath: Haha. Try wishing the next time. Might work better :p

    @ amit: Tonight will be a good time :)

    @ amreekandesi: I hope you see one soon. It’s quite a sight!

    @ sumit: haha, sure did. maybe someone wished on it (not me) ;)

    @ dinesh babu: haha. hope you’ll spot one soon :)

    November 11, 2008
  7. Very nice post! Shooting stars and wishes.. I’ve seen just one in my life, and I was too young to know that I was supposed to wish for something… :D

    November 11, 2008
  8. Oh Yeah, I have wished and it has come true! I am now eargely waiting to see next shooting star of my life!

    November 17, 2008
  9. Terri #

    Just last night I saw a shooting star! It was breathtaking! It took me a moment, but I was able to make a wish. I really hope my wish comes true! I’ll be sure to be on the lookout for more shooting stars.

    November 18, 2008
  10. Nope, never wished upon a shooting star :( And worst still never seen 1 :( So same predicament as Dinesh Babu :)

    November 19, 2008
  11. Monica #

    I have seen falling stars a couple of times, and I really only catch the sight of one durring significant points in my life. They really are amazing, but i cant help but share the story of the last one I saw. A few weeks ago I shared the the sight of a shooting star with a man that I’m falling in love with who was over 200 miles away at the time. Really, what are the odds of two people glancing at the sky at the very same time while carying on a conversation on the phone to see a shooting star. I cant wait to see what comes of this whole romantic experience, and my wish. I wont tell you what it was that I wished for, but if it comes true…I’ll keep you posted. Until then he and I are “falling” a little more every day.

    November 30, 2008
    • Songbird #

      I just had a similar experience this evening with a man I’m falling in love with, we were on the phone looking at the sky and enjoying the fact that even though we are miles apart we were both looking at the same moon, next thing we both see a shooting star that seemed to be heading straight for the moon. Both of us are still in awe. We have had lots of little signs but that was the clearest by far!! It was absolutely breathtaking, so I made an extra special wish!

      September 10, 2013
  12. @Nikhil: Thanks :D There’s always a next time, but I think your wish has already come true :p

    @Neilina: Oh wow, that’s awesome :)

    @Terri: I hope so too!

    @Jayesh: :) you know what to do when you’re bored the next time. Go stargazing!

    @Monica: Wow, I can imagine it must have been quite an experience! I hope your wish comes true, although you already seem to have the nicer things in life :)

    December 1, 2008
    • amm #

      you guys, i really wish to see a shooting star. but iv never seen 1. if any of you guys see 1, will you wish for me?

      February 15, 2010
  13. jenny #

    strangly enough yes last night i saw one in the sky 1st december what brought me to this site in the first place

    December 2, 2008
  14. tina #

    I saw a shooting star last night. It was amazing. This was the first time i seen one, and yes i made i wish and i hope it comes true!

    December 14, 2008
  15. Eileen #

    I saw a shooting star several years ago in upstate NY. It was night and it was beautiful. Yesterday, I was driving on I-95 on my way home to Hollywood, FL. I was right before Ft. Lauderdale and saw, what I now believe was a shooting star. It was around 5PM, still daylight, so it was very different. So bright and fast, it scared me, I wasn’t sure what it was. It was hard driving and trying to watch it. I looked like it ended up in the ocean, as it was headed towards the beach. I’ve been trying to information online, but haven’t found anything.

    December 20, 2008
  16. Kristy #

    I saw 6 shooting stars in a night before, but well, that was because I intentionally went to the seaside to watch them. I waited for a whole night but it was all worth it. Shooting stars are really beautiful. I didn’t get to wish on any of them though ‘cos my reactions were mostly, “OMG, there’s a shooting star!” ^^ The next time I see one, I hope that I’d be able to wish upon it properly ‘cos certain things are going wrong in my life.

    January 21, 2009
  17. @ Jenny: I’m sure it must’ve been quite a sight!

    @ Tina: I hope so too!

    @ Eileen: At 5 in the evening?! Wow! I hope you wished upon it. Must be a special star :)

    @ Kristy: Whoa, 6 stars in one night! Amazing! I hope things in your life are better. If not, wish anyway, and we’ll all pray that it comes true :)

    February 4, 2009
  18. deja #

    i saw 1 it was cool but i try to make a wish i dite 5 pm i gones see it a agin and make 1

    February 20, 2009
  19. joe #

    i saw a shooting star and wished for pizza and i foung pizza on top of my bed11

    March 2, 2009
  20. aysh #

    ive seen a shooting star 7 yrs back…….i made couple of wishes…..of which e first one came true last year…..but im hoping the others also would come true…..do pray for me ppl

    March 12, 2009
  21. Nice post and comments. I used to do some stargazing as a hobby. There are some nights every year when the earth passes through the orbit of a comet. On such nights, one can see dozens of shooting stars every hour. I’ve spent a night out of the city to see them. Believe me, it was amazing! Haven’t had a chance to do that again since then though. Don’t remember if I wished for stuff though..

    April 26, 2009
  22. Shar #

    May I have your permission to use the photo in a thank you card for friends who attended my daughter’s funeral?

    June 20, 2009
  23. rishabh #

    I saw a shooting star yesterday at 3 am . This was the first time that i saw a shooting star. it is an awesome thing

    November 10, 2009
  24. Justin #

    Yes I have it was about no more than one to two hours ago amazing breathe taking I made a wish I hope it comes true

    December 11, 2009
  25. I’m writing a novel and there is a shooting star scene in it. Thank you all for your different viewpoints on shooting stars. I’ve seen a few in my life and wished upon them. It’s been so long though, I’ve forgotten what I wished for. I’m confident I will see one again somenight.

    January 26, 2010
  26. Aldea #

    I’ve seen many on Saturday,Feb.6’2010…..on 12:00 p.m……i went star gazing on our school……I’ve never missed one!!!!!xD….i wished.One wish every star I saw…..I’m so lucky I’ve seen many!!!!:D

    February 7, 2010
  27. Dane #

    Hey!

    what do you do if when you a little kid you picked up a shooting star, got cuts all over your hand because of it, smashed it on a brick wall (because you are a little kid) but you were wearing sandals… so then the feet got all cut up too…

    what do you do if you have a real shooting star in your blood?

    what do you do if you are me?

    danny.buffett@gmail.com

    help? things are getting weird

    February 23, 2010
  28. samantha #

    umm asking to u say b thhe wish outloud

    February 23, 2010
  29. helo bulshit people in america i am isabelle dacanay i am a squater i know you dont know that because your all bullshit people in america is ugly ha ha ha ha a squater goodbye bulshit people in america muahhhhhhhh

    April 3, 2010
  30. Lili #

    Hi,

    Three months ago, i saw one too and i made a wish but it didn’t come true yet.I’ve been waiting desperately for my wish to come true ;(

    Maybe, i wished for something impossible.

    April 15, 2010
  31. Toms #

    A lot of ppl tend to come here after seeing a shooting star on the same or previous day.

    Needless to say, I’m guilty as charged :)

    May 18, 2010
  32. Casey #

    I was star gazing tonight and saw three shooting stars. The first two were really quick and normal but the last one was AMAZING! It started off fast then slowed down some before it disappeared. It was the most perfect shooting star I’ve ever seen. I must admit, I made a wish :)

    June 14, 2010
  33. InHisImage #

    I saw one tonight, It was beautiful and the funny thing was I was thinking of the…”Starlight Starbright, First Star I see Tonight , I Wish I May , I Wish I Might , Have The Wish I Wish Tonight” then I saw it and i’m kinda freaked out.

    June 28, 2010
  34. Hema #

    I saw two falling stars yesterday one after another in 1 hour :) . Its really beautiful. I did make my wish before screaming :D . Hope it will comes true :)

    June 29, 2010
  35. andi #

    did you make a wish on the star and did it come true

    July 4, 2010
  36. Danni #

    Loved this blog post.
    I wished upon a shooting star in August while camping and I feel that the wish is still manifesting in my life.
    I don’t remember the details of the wish but it was huge.
    My life as well as the people I was camping with have had our lives turned upside down in all the right ways.
    It’s not without pain but I know in due time it will be perfection.

    October 27, 2010
  37. elise #

    woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow

    October 31, 2010
  38. Terrence #

    I Have Seen One In My Whole Life, At Age 6. I Was Very Young, So All I Really Did Was Stare At It :D

    November 7, 2010
  39. Mary Kate #

    I wished on shooting stars to date two guys I likes at the time, two different summers in a row. I ended up dating them both. I made a wish last summer on a guy. I’m waiting for this one because I like him sooooo much. :D

    December 9, 2010
  40. Ayana #

    Just witnessed a shooting star tonight during the eclipse..It was so quick that at point it scared me for a bit, when i realized what it was I got a little emotional..We live in a beautiful mysterious place.<3…did make a wish time will only tell if its granted….

    December 21, 2010
  41. Erin #

    @Ayana- I saw the same star tonight! It was absolutely amazing; I have never seen one before. It was slow and very bright, and shot right past Orion. I made my wish after about a full minute of standing there, jaw dropped in awe, tears in my eyes. I stood outside for a long time after that desperately waiting for another one to show!

    December 21, 2010
  42. Dear God, you and wishing star are all real! I want you to make a real wishing starlight starbright and a real magic wishing lobster wishker all real as long! I wish will you are going make school nipmuc students teachers star program Danielle work study police security whole people from Massachusetts Jeff Becky Kelsey Loverude Ms. Curran Grandma Jan Erikson Jeff McCann Aunt Julie Olsen and her family Uncle Ted Aunt Rhonda Brittany Bakken and her husband Uncle Dave Ashely and their family Uncle Mike Cal and their family seniors all be Gone forever til seven days! No turning back! Amen

    Dear God, we are going to keep real wishes safe for tomorrow as long! I wish will you change me into a thirteen-year-old younger kid and make me live inside a Disney Princess Dream House next to hotel in South Carolina with my two new good kind warm hearted sisters named Anya age 13 and Sara age 9 mermaids food drinks money dollars movie tickets cats Winsalow Andre all the time til seven days! No turning back! Amen

    January 6, 2011
  43. Bob #

    omgggggg guys these stars are AWESOME:) i have seen 17 in my life. when u go to egypt thats when u see them all!

    February 12, 2011
  44. James Davine #

    i saw one tonight but i know this wish will never some true ……….. im only 13 what do i do? (P.S. call me dumb but i want this to come and it is not impossible…)

    April 6, 2011
  45. C.Lydy #

    I just saw one as well. It was really close though and I saw the rock and the flames clearly. Maybe a mile away, but probably less. Very amazing. Made a potentially life changing wish on it. Hopefully it comes true. :)

    July 2, 2011
  46. Great info, thanks! I loved your post, and I will think of it the next time I see a shooting star! So many interesting angles, but everyone seems to agree to wish upon one! Here’s to everyone’s wishes coming true!

    July 18, 2011
  47. 2 weeks ago i was wit this boii and we where at the beach side talking about life and we saw 7 shooting stars that same nite and i make an wish and i believ its coming true now me and that boii is getting close

    July 20, 2011
  48. Anonymous #

    Does your wish still come true if you and your friend see one and you have the same wish and you yell it out

    July 30, 2011
  49. Gouthami #

    I am going to be really boring here – there is a way to see a lot of shooting stars in a short span of time. As the earth goes through comet dust on its annual revolution around the sun, the frequency of shooting stars go up. And these are well mapped out – so we have the Geminids, the Taurids, etc. So you can even find out when and where to look for many many shooting stars. Just to keep the magic, I will allow you to go search for this info rather than tell you where to find it. No, this doesnt mean I am less entranced by shooting stars and yes, I still wish on them even though I know exactly when and where to find them :)

    August 1, 2011
  50. Radim Homa #

    Hi please can I use your image of falling star to my presenatation ?Thx for answer.

    October 18, 2011
  51. dineo #

    I believe in making a wish when i see a shooting star,and i could say it works. So im still doing it despite what they say. My wishes did come true,twice.

    November 6, 2011
  52. samantha #

    want to be a boy age 17 cute and sexy want my name to be ashley everyone to no ive always been a boy

    November 12, 2011
    • Aimee #

      Did that wish come true?

      December 1, 2012
  53. des #

    their is a shooting star tonight make a wish its at its peak

    November 17, 2011
  54. mmathew #

    I saw. Two shooting stars with my girl an my first wish was she would be honest to me my second wish was that I would be honest with her an she would still be my girl with all of our bs behind us I was honest she left me iam uncertain of the fate of us but iam glade the wish I Hade for me came true for I.may not want to know the truth she has to hold with in

    November 26, 2011
  55. moses #

    I love this piece about wishing star so much, for me It was really nice reading about it just like catching that glimpse so lovely to behold, cos my cousin sister once before told me about wishing star, and I have seen it, and likewise cast my wish on it when I saw it couple of weeks back, it was brighter than I have ever seen it before when I was 12-16. Now I will be waighting for that wish I made that night to come through, I strongly belive it will. THANKS SO MUCH.

    December 1, 2011
  56. blaze1 #

    ihave seen 3 shooting star, on the real isaw one today
    n idk why but ididnt make a wish upon it…
    ig becuz iwish’d up da other 2 but ahh yeah it didnt kome true! r it hasnt idk but maybe i’ll see another one soon than i’ll sure wish upon it… good info by the way!

    December 1, 2011
  57. kamal #

    i saw one today… but i didnt make a wish.(

    December 13, 2011
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    January 5, 2012
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  60. Marty #

    It worked. Had a massive and messy falling out with one of the best friends I ever had. Things were done and said that shouldn’t have been. Alot of avoiding eachother and pratically no contact for about a year. Both very proud and stubborn. We ended up apologizing to eachother and were civil at a mutual friends wedding, but the cold war continued for a few more months.

    Anyway, one night I saw a long bright shooting star streaking across the sky. I wished for her to come back into my life. I really missed my friend more than anything. Two days later I get a beautiful and heartfelt message from her. I’m really looking forward to putting the chapter behind us and continuing our friendship for many years.

    February 29, 2012
  61. Can you wish abon one

    June 20, 2012
  62. Ilove ed it

    June 20, 2012
  63. sarah litman #

    i never saw one dose it work

    July 26, 2012
  64. Shella #

    In dec 2010 I went to a secluded area to watch a meteor shower with friends. I saw about 40 shooting stars in the hr or 2 we were out there. I wished on every single one. I wished the same thing on every one.. except the very last one i saw just as we were leaving, I wished something different on that one. & very shortly after that my last wish came true, now keep in mind this was a huge life changing specific wish.. & it did come true.. The other wish that i wished dozens of times on different stars never came true like i wished.. but It looks like there could be a variation of this wish in my near future. maybe it just wasnt meant to happen exactly like i had wished.. BUT I do believe that wishes made on shooting stars absolutely DO come true. :)
    Wish on them every chance you get, you have nothing to lose.. but alot to gain.

    August 3, 2012
  65. jami #

    Me and my son just saw a shooting star tonight, it was awesome! We both made a wish.

    September 3, 2012
    • Hope both your wishes come true!

      September 5, 2012
  66. Carrie #

    I was sitting on my deck last nite and having a phone conversation with a friend when I saw the most amazing falling star. My friend said I sounded like a school girl as I expressed my excitement. Ahhh…the simple things of life.
    (And, yes, I did make a wish that I hope will come true.)

    September 7, 2012
  67. DEEPA #

    I saw my first shooting star, only tonight !!!! Surprisingly I saw it only after giving up my wish of seeing one all my life.

    I hope you don’t mind, I feel like sharing this here, as I came by your site after right after seeing the star at around 11.55-11.59pm, Nov 6 2012

    The best part was it appeared after I made a wish (or a set of wishes/prayers) that I make looking at the night sky. I seriously didn’t expect to find one tonight, as I said I gave up on seeing one long ago. The funny part was I was gazing at the “Seven Sisters”, which was visible from a patch of clear sky on a very cloudy night and mentally I was (i know this sounds stupid) saying sorry that I never spent much time gazing at them in all these 10years and then I went on saying things that I wished for, as lately (past few years) I have not been that lucky. And The moment I completed my wish-chatter, I saw one and I was screaming to myself: I am so lucky… I am so Lucky… I saw a shooting and slowly I started saying.. Yeah, I am so lucky. May be I will be ever so lucky after this, as I wished for something that I wanted all my life and more and I saw THE SHOOTING STAR that I HAVE wanted to see from the time I heard about it (I was 9 or 10 then)… OH I AM SO LUCKY!!!

    November 7, 2012
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    November 12, 2012
  69. shruti #

    I had seen a shooting star a year ago…n had made a simple 2 wishes of which my 2nd wish came ture but not the first hope it comes true in the future longing for the first wish…ur post is really interesting..n shooting stars do come true when you wish it!!

    December 13, 2012
  70. Paul Felix Schott #

    2013 Dec

    ALL THAT EVER LIVED ON EARTH WILL SOON HAVE THEIR EYES TO THE HEAVENS

    Do a little History on this one.

    ALL Should Look Up “2012 DA14″.

    This could take out one of more satellites and the junk and debris from the hit could end up taking out many more satellites very soon after that. All the satellite collision probability will go way up if even one is hit. The velocity that the parts would go to would make them missiles that would start targeting a chain reaction this would not be good.

    Most all will be watching this one and pray it goes by us without a hit. Every Scientist alive will be watching this event. Many will be in Florida for a very special viewing of the once in a Lifetime Event. Professors, Scientist, World Leaders, Ham Radio Operators and Every Astronomer will have its eyes on This Event, along with almost every TV set on Earth.

    “2012 DA14″ goes by Earth twice a year and there is no way anyone for sure, can tell how close the second pass will be till it passes by the Moon and Earth and the GRAVITATIONAL FORCE effect that it will have on this Asteroid.

    They may come close but this one is already coming very close to begin with. Too close this time or on its second or 3rd pass? Ad a Meteor Shower like the 13 and 14 of December of 2012, it might go through or bump into one of them? Or all the other more then 20,00 pieces of orbital debris like Spent Rocket Boosters left in space that can no longer be moved by a control center on Earth. Or add a Solar Flare. Or a Comet ISON or its tail debris of millions of rocks of all sizes.

    If a big enough one were to slam into the moon in the night sky you would think the sun was coming up early only it would be 5 to 7 times as bright. From The Sun’s Rays Reflection on all the Debris Field.

    2012 XM16, 2012 XM55, 2012 XP55, THERE ARE OVER 25 found just in the year 2012 that are part of the Near Earth Object Program that will come close to Earth from now till 2012 DA14 comes, Feb 14 – 16, 2013.

    You do not want to know how many are on the “PLANETARY DEFENSE” list.
    The PLANETARY DEFENSE is not to protect Earth from men from Mars.
    It is for all mankind with most all Nation in on it to stop if can most all collision with EARTH from a ASTEROID IMPACT. It is if you will a AVOIDANCE SHIELD. “N.E.O.S. Near Earth Object Shield”.

    If only one were to hit or IMPACT EARTH on land get ready for a winter you will never forget. The winter from 1883 -1884 KRAKATOA you will think was a little pebble, and now the stone comes.

    A Shock Wave was felt in England from a Event about 7:15 to 7:20 A.M. Siberia time in the morning in June of the year 1908 high in the sky above the Forest in the remote wilderness of Tunguska Siberia heard an explosion that laid flat more than 800 square miles of the forest with all the trees pointing away from the center of the blast with most all the trees laying on their side. Some trees that were right below the blast were still there looking like telephone poles with no bark or branches left on them. This Asteroid did not even hit the Ground and this is known by most as the TUNGUSKA EVENT. For all that lived there it was WORMWOOD Rev 8:11 the wood became full of worms and the rivers water no longer sweet and undrinkable.

    If a Meteor Shower is big enough you might think all the stars are falling from Heaven.

    About one every 100 years makes it into the Earth’s Atmosphere big enough for all to take note. Some make it to the surface the signs are all over the Planet and moon from the ones that have.

    If you need a visual sign of a collided impact with a planet look to

    “SHOEMAKER – LEVY 9″ July 1994.

    You Need More Look up “PROJECT WORMWOOD” Revelations 8: 10 – 11 based on the “TUNGUSKA EVENT” 1908

    Better to be safe then sorry.

    GET READY

    Read your Bible
    While you still can,
    and May our Lord GOD Bless all that do so.
    John 14 : 6
    Luke 13 : 27
    Matthew 7 : 20 – 27

    Matthew 12:39

    Matthew 24:3 – 14

    The Lord’s Little Helper.
    Paul Felix Schott.

    December 2013 the Heavens above COMET “C/2012 S1″, “ISON”.

    ALL ON EARTH WILL SEE THIS NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE. the night side of earth will become day and and day will be blinding bright.

    Shortly there after you will think the stars are falling from the Heavens, from ISON long tail Jan 1-4, 2014 if it dose not consume Mars first and makes it around the SUN without the sun consuming it.

    P.S.
    Help others in are Lord’s name Jesus Christ help bring all to know him while you still can.

    Three kings that were wise men once flowed a star with a long tail 2,000 years ago. That lead them to Jesus Christ wise men still look to and hear are Lord Jesus Christ.

    January 16, 2013
  71. J A. Wyndham #

    Tonight I saw a shooting star or meteorite around 8:00pm hawaii time. We were sitting in backyard with friends and it shot across the sky. Tried to wish but forgot to.

    Judy Wyndham

    January 21, 2013
    • Paul Felix Schott #

      From………… Maui Space Surveillance Complex (MSSC)

      Or from any of the hills or beaches in the Hawaii Islands at night if you look long enough you will see one, and some nights many of shooting stars. People from all over Earth come to the Islands many of them Astronomers.

      Astronomers from around the world at Dillingham Air Field in Hawaii All are welcome to Hawaiian Astronomical Society Star Party to Look to the Heavens Above. With Many of us that fly in them.

      The Lord’s Little Helper
      Paul Felix Schott

      March 1, 2013
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  73. latonya #

    Yes I spotted two shooting stars lastnight july 29 in the sky I was so shocked the first one came through about I say 45 mins later another came I made wishes on both of them quickly so excited that I could catch that moment first time in life!

    July 31, 2013
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  76. Yes I’ve seen one…and I made a wish too. :)
    Making a wish doesn’t hurt even if I don’t really believe in such.

    Nice piece. Working on something like this myself.

    September 22, 2013
  77. Yes I have…and I made a wish too :)
    Though I don’t really believe in such, it doesn’t hurt to try.

    Nice piece (even after 5yrs+), working on something like this too.

    September 22, 2013
  78. I am actually pleased to read this weblog posts which carries plenty of
    useful data, thanks for providing such statistics.

    October 19, 2013
  79. Pam Shekailo #

    I did see a falling star and I thought carefully and took a moment before making my wish. Did it come true? Yes. I wished my sister could have seen it too because she had never seen one and seeing one holds significance for her. My wish was not actually a wish though… It was a prayer and God heard it and my sister did see it and it did bring her hope!

    October 25, 2013
  80. jasmine scott #

    Last night I was out side with a friend when out of no where i see a shooting star. 11/08/13 i hope my wish comes true

    November 10, 2013
  81. Reblogged this on random words.

    April 14, 2014
  82. kailash agri #

    hahah nice one…. d thing is we get so excitd after seeing them……we dont get the time to make a wish….:P:P

    May 23, 2014
    • exactly

      pop

      ps to site owner: your site introduction is very high praise for my old comment and I thank you for it. A little teensy weensy bit sad only to find my name in the comments though. The old man was me.

      p

      May 23, 2014
  83. kailash agri #

    can u suggest me a site where i can get more info about shooting stars?????

    May 23, 2014
  84. jacky.fernandez@gmail.com #

    What is the percentage rate or chances of two people witnessing a shooting star at the same time?

    August 20, 2014

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