Perseids meteor shower is in full swing.
It's one of those stiflingly hot still evenings a local doesn't appreciate much.
It's about 10:00 in the evening and we are supposed to be heading to the airshow at
about 06:00. The kids couldn't sleep and neither could the wife and myself. We all
went out on the sundeck to see the light show. My wife and son had just left the
sundeck to refill our juice cups. My daughter saw the three lights heading
straight for us from the north. She exclaimed words to the effect, to look, one
meteor had appeared to have broken into three pieces. The three pieces indeed were
coming straight over our house at a very high rate of speed. We had not taken our
eyes off of it, and had even started to shift in preparation of following it until
it burnt itself out. To our utter amazement, the three lights made an instantaneous turn
to the east, right over our heads. The lights held in a pretty good formation
throughout the turn. Though I was ever so slightly out of his track the inside light
held perfectly with the point light (the formation appeared to be travelling
in a triangular type of arrangement) the lights were out of sight in a heartbeat.
Just last year we reminisced about the matter. My wife still has a very vivid recollection
of the whole matter.