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# What a Shower
Photograph from Space: the Perseid meteor shower
Even if you were lucky enough to see shooting stars over the weekend, you probably didn’t have quite this angle…

DID YOU SEE the Perseid meteor shower over the weekend?

The Perseids, which occur once a year and allow star gazers to witness spectacular streaks of light across the sky, have been observed from Earth for the past 2,000 years – and optimum viewing this year was last Saturday, according to Astronomy Ireland.

Even if you were lucky enough to witness the display, however, we think you probably missed this angle…

A shooting star – from space

Photo taken by NASA astronaut Ron Garan (@Astro_Ron) who is currently serving on the International Space Station.

Read: Watch the skies for aurora borealis and shooting stars>

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