Got one over you this time. I watched the Orionids meteor shower early morning Monday from 3:30 to 5:00 AM at our roofdeck. What a sight!
As soon as I reached the stairtop, I saw Orion right up there in the zenith; and the heavens was so dazzlingly beautiful that I gasped in amazement. Clear dark sky, cloudless, moon was unbelievably hidden throughout. Perfect for my observation. The stars were like jewels in the night. (Yes, it was still chilly but I was prepared with my socks, hooded sweatshirt, and blanket.)
Meteors did fall. Some were small, fast, and faint. Two faintly grazed northwest to southeast. But my favorite was the slow-falling greenish one. I can't help but exclaim everytime I see one. Do you? Two satellites passed by too. I should have concentrated on just watching the meteor shower, but the view was so spectacular that my gaze wondered and hunted for the constellations. The horizonal view was dimmed though.
It's drizzling at this very moment so it's not possible to observe again though I planned to. I will do it tomorrow - if the sky is clear and the moon will be blocked again. Obviously, I'm hooked on this one. I want to see more. By the
way, it's impressive to watch too how Orion and the constellations slowly fade from view as the sun slowly rose, with