up with Perseids

According to National Geographic, Thursday night witnesses a bright show from the Perseid meteor shower. A cloud of dust from the Swift-Tuttle comet will be flashing through the atmosphere and visible mostly over Europe and Asia. Around that time I will 40,000 feet above the Pacific speeding westward. I'll be spending the whole evening with my face stuck to a window to see what a meteor shower looks like at that altitude.



I'm a little worried about all the triffids booked on the flight, but I figure that as long as I keep one eye on them I'll be okay.