Yesterday night the Leonid meteor shower peaked, with up to 100 meteors entering the atmosphere per hour. I ended up watching (but mostly talking about the state of cosmology and the theories of the expanding universe) from two spots up on Pagemill road in the Los Altos Hills. We counted 5 meteors amongst the 4 of us, making a pretty good average for spending only about an hour seriously watching.
Look out for when the next meteor shower is coming your way, its a great reason to grab a flashlight, a blanket, and some friends, and go out there to discover the universe!
We are, quite directly, The Universe’s way to perceive itself. Get to it!