18 November 2002

if you’re awake at 0403 gmt tonight (tomorrow morning i guess, what’s the correct way to say that?) then the earth is passing through the trail shed by the comet tempel tuttle in 1767 and there should be a spectacular meteor shower. then at 1046 gmt tomorrow we pass through the trail shed by the same comet in 1866 but by then it will be what passes for daylight in november here.

There should be increasing numbers after 0200 GMT, reaching a peak about two hours later. However, there is always the chance of a surprise outburst. my body clock decided that 0230 gmt was “morning” today so having found something constructive to do at that hour tomorrow i expect i’m doomed to sleep through it.