I saw stardust for the first time last night. A stream of glowing,
rapidly fading particles arced across about a fifth of the bowl of the
sky. I wonder if it was commonly seen in pre-industrial, pre-light
pollution times, and before people stayed in to see TV in the evenings.
It looked pretty much like the trail of fairy dust behind Tinkerbell in
the old Disney TV show's opening -- only better, because it was real and I was with the one I love.