Meteor Shower is Almost Here...

The Leonid Meteor Shower is supposed to be at it's peak in the wee hours of the morning Tuesday, which in my language is the 'middle of the night.' As much as I want to see it, I don't know if I can get up at 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the peak at 4 a.m. (you have to allow for driving time out of the city).

On the other hand, this might be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity (although G-d willing I will live to 120, so I might see it once or twice more. . . ). I need to make a decision. Go to bed at 8 p.m., perhaps, in order to get my 7-8 hours sleep?

I also don't think I have such good "dark-adapted vision"; last time I remember, I couldn't see all the stars of the Little Dipper with my naked eye.

Nevertheless, it would be an adventure, if I have the energy for it. Will let you know...

Found some interesting facts through the first article linked: Top Ten facts about Leonid meteor showers, here.

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