Leonids this weekend! I hope we get clear skies here in the Philippines. I love meteor showers. Even if you’re not watching for them, you can still spot incidental meteors all through the night until early morning. I still remember the Leonids two years ago: I was just heading for the Sucat bus stop at 5.45am, and just as I happened to look into the eastern sky, a bright meteor plunged into the atmosphere and left a briefly glowing trail of smoke right overhead. Wow.
Back in college, my Liberation Theology Immersion outing to Zambales came right during a Leonids weekend. The whole group just went out to the beach and lay on the sand, looking up at the sky all night. Ganda!
Oh, and ignore the over-sensationalized Ananova news item.