Last week was the annual Perseid meteor shower. On Thursday night – the busiest night of the shower – we went out back at around 10:00 PM and were rewarded with a couple of big bright sightings within minutes. We hung out for about ten minutes then went back inside, waiting expectantly towards midnight, when the numbers were to increase to a frenzy!
The midnight hour arrives. We go outside. We wait for our eyes to adjust. We start looking around the skies. We see… nothing. Not a blip, not a miniature streak. 10 minutes go by. Still nothing. A plane, way up there, flies overhead, making its way to Seattle. Five more minutes pass… and still nothing. Drat.
Well, at least we saw a couple of really good ones earlier in the evening. But overall, it was pretty much a bust.