This is what a meteor looks like from the space station:

NASA astronaut Ron Garan was fortunate enough to photograph a Perseid metor through through a space station window.

“What a ‘Shooting Star’ looks like #FromSpace Taken yesterday during Perseids Meteor Shower…” Garan tweeted from his Twitter account last Sunday. Interestingly, the meteor doesn’t look much different from a meteor you would see from the ground, except for one thing: it’s falling away from the observer (Garan); whereas for us viewing the Perseids on Earth, they fall toward us.

You can follow Ron Garan on Twitter here… and here’s another one of this pictures – Chicago at night:

chicago as seen from space

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