Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Perseid from space
Filed under meteors, pretty pictures, human spaceflight, amateur astrophotos, International Space Station
Astronaut Ronald Garan took this photo from the space station on August 13, 2011. The bright trail of a meteor burning up in the atmosphere is very likely a Perseid, a tiny piece of comet Swift-Tuttle, whose trail of dust produces a reliable meteor shower every year around August 12 and 13.
Original image data dated on or about August 13, 2011
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