22 October 2009

Starry, starry night

e caught the meteors yesterday!

It was the

Orionids meteor shower everybody's talking about. Lights off 10 past 10 and I kept watch by the window wistfully, trying hard not to blink in case a star should pass me by.

For the
record, patience has never been my thing. Stargazing is different though. A little personal, spiritual, indulgent time with the outer world shut down... Basked in darkness, I marvelled at the twinklings that dotted the stupendous space above that knows no end. Feeling small, humbled...

... I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?

Psalm 8:3-4

Then it happened! The first meteor whisked by brightly!! By the second faint and slow, Bear is enticed. So we caught the 3rd one together, which left a bright long tail, the largest of the night. 3 shooting stars within an hour.

Nope, I didn't make any wishes. I praised God who places them above. =)


sharilyn said...

oh how wonderful!! i so wanted to see it, but the viewing time here was 1am-dawn... i didn't have it in me to stay up that late last night and still get up in the morning for work! (ah, it is a bummer getting older!!) glad you got to see it, stardust!

J.H said...

That's must be a wonderful experience. I am glad as a Christian I can see all the mighty wonders of the world and thank Him for creating those for us.

stay-at-home mum said...

My son wanted to stay up to watch, but I thot it was way tooo late. Anyway, I dont think we would have seen anything here, considering how brightly lit it is over here.