Just As I Thought

Halley’s exhaust

Right now, Earth is passing through a field of debris shed by Halley’s Comet. This debris is raining down on the planet — but burning up as it hits our atmosphere, and I’ve been outside in the backyard, lights out, watching for the streaks of light across the sky.
I was out there for about 20 minutes, and saw one bright meteor. I’d stay out there longer, but my neck is now very sore from staring up at the sky.
There’s something very cool about meteor storms, probably because it is so rarely that we see a “shooting star” (outside of Steven Spielberg movies, that is).
Ironically, I was watching “War of the Worlds” tonight. I was a little disconcerted staring at the sky waiting for incoming streaks of light.

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