Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
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Astro-Porn of the Day: Perseid meteor as seen from space

Check this out! Astronaut Ron Garan was taking pictures of Earth from the window of the International Space Station when he got this shot of a meteor burning up in our atmosphere.


Click the image to see the Discover story

Whatta catch! How cool would it be to look down to see a falling star?

My total Perseid meteor count over three days was about 8 - not bad, considering the full Moon washed out most of them, and one was an amazing blue fireball.

How many did you see?

Next year, we'll only have a crescent Moon, so even us Earth-bound watchers will see more.

Chris
Tags: astronomy
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