And no, conspiracy theorists, it was not a UFO or anything else crazy. But it was still very, very cool. Breathtaking even.
Tonight I saw what was hands down the most spectacular meteor I have ever seen. It was so large, and so bright, that I could see it through the cloud cover. I literally gasped and shouted when I saw it. I was walking back to our house in Cambridge after dropping off some mail at a mailbox on Broadway and then dropping off some DVDs at the library. As I walked back I saw it streak across the sky from the northwest to the northeast. It was bigger than any meteor I have ever seen before and it lasted longer than any other meteor I have ever seen. I looked over at this other guy walking across the big lawn in front of the library and said “Did you see that?” He said “Yeah, I saw something out of the corner of my eye – what was it?” I told him what I had seen and he said “Man, now I wish I had turned to look when I saw it.”