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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…

Image: Ryan Wick via Creative Commons

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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