Shooting Star

Ken AshfordScience & TechnologyLeave a Comment

This evening marks the height of the annual Perseid meteor shower, when the Earth passes through the dusty debris from Comet Swift-Tuttle.  On a clear night with little haze or light from nearby communities, one could see as many as 200 meteors per hour.

With storms passing through the Triad, I didn't expect to see much.  In fact, I plumb near forgot about it.  But as I got out of my car following rehearsal, I'll be damned if a beauty didn't streak through the sky above me and catch my eye.  Saw a couple more after that.

Forgot to make wishes, though.  Damn.