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A Leonid

As you all remember, I run a paper route at night. Last night, having been reminded that it was time for the Leonid meteor shower, I actually stood around a bit on the very darkest point of the route and waited for a meteorite [or whatever they're properly called]. It was a cold, clear night and there were lots of stars visible and a very nice chunk of the Milky Way. But there were no celestial fireworks. Okay. I've seen lots in my time, including one in broad daylight. So okay.

Tonight on my paper route in one of the subdivisions, I saw the most impressively bright and dramatic meteorite I have ever seen. It was white and then it glowed bright green as it got closer to the ground and then the glow turned orange and then it was gone. It may well have hit somewhere relatively* nearby. Wow!

Now I know what I will do when the world ends. I'll stand [or, if driving, as I was tonight, sit] there with my mouth open in awe.






* within 50 miles or so. I'll see if it makes the paper.

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