I’m not a morning person, but I got up at 3 a.m. Friday to see the Perseid meteor shower before going to work. It was awesome!
Viewing conditions were mediocre even after the moon set. There were some lights, some clouds, and some haze. I still counted 55 meteors in about an hour, which is by far the most I’ve ever seen. Several made long streaks and a few left smokey trails.
It’s a busy time in my life right now, and I almost didn’t take the effort. But I had an opportunity to find some of the wonder and beauty of the universe, and I’m glad I did.