leonid

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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.

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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.