The Perseid meteor shower is impressive enough for earthbound people, but seen from space it is truly spectacular.
NASA astronaut Ron Garan was able to take a picture that could be in the running for most amazing shot of all time. He was able to capture a shooting star in all its blazing glory while orbiting above the meteor.
"What a 'Shooting Star' looks like #FromSpace Taken yesterday during Perseids Meteor Shower..." Garan said yesterday while aboard the International Space Station. He made the update to his Twitter account as he neared the end of his six-month tour.
The photo gives viewers the rare chance to see a meteor as it falls into the atmosphere.
Skywatchers were able to catch the Perseids this weekend when the shower reached its peak. The spectacle appears every August as the Earth passes through the field of debris left by the Swift-Tuttle comet.
On Friday, the International Meteor Organization recorded an average of 25 shooting stars an hour.
The best views of the meteor shower were in the Northern Hemisphere or if you're aboard the International Space Station.
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