I actually DID get up at 4 AM and headed outside with a comfy chair to watch the stars. It was clear and in the side yard, away from that pesky streetlight, pretty dark.
OMG, as they say. The stars were spectacularly brilliant, and as an added bonus, we’ve been having these extremely high seasonal tides so I could hear the waves crashing in the distance.
Yes, I saw meteors. But it was so lovely there in the clear darkness, in the presence of the universe, that a shooting star was almost superfluous in the overall stupendousness of this grand and glorious mystery.
Almost, but not quite.
Wish you were there!