tonight was the leonid meteor shower peaking at 1am.
actually.. it's probably still going on right now.
i got outside around 12:45 and came back in around 1:20.
in between, i saw at least 10 meteors, three brightly lit with long tails.
david went outside at the same time in santa cruz, but went in a little earlier.
my first 2 bright meteors were while we were on the phone.
i lingered, to catch a lucky 3, and just as i was about to head inside,
my last one came.
the last time i did this was with friends a little less than 3 years ago,
for the perseids shower.
as rare as these are, they are among my favorite things to do.