September 07, 2003

Astral Week

Last week, a meteor flashed across the twilight sky, heading towards the Atlantic when it blinked out as suddenly as it had appeared. This follows a more spectacular sighting a couple of weeks ago by a bunch of stargazers in the Phoenix Park, who were out there viewing Mars. The earlier meteor exploded as it headed west, leading to speculation that bits of it might have fallen to earth. Museums offer generous rewards for even very small fragments of space rock, which might be some consolation if it landed on your house.

Lights of a different sort were seen in Leitrim last week, as the county got its first set of traffic lights (a pedestrian crossing). Locals have been seen cowering in front of it, wondering whether to press the big red button, or fall to their knees and worship it as a god.

Posted by Monasette at September 7, 2003 10:48 PM | TrackBack