The Perseid Meteor shower peaks tonight (Aug. 12, 2023). NASA detected the first meteor from this year's shower on July 26, 2023.
This astronaut photograph, taken from the International Space Station while over China (approximately 400 kilometers to the northwest of Beijing), provides the unusual perspective of looking down on a meteor as it passes through the atmosphere. The image was taken during the Perseid Meteor Shower on August 13, 2011.
Image shows the Earth from Low Earth Orbit with the curvature of the Earth and the faint glow of the atmosphere with the meteor streak below the horizon.
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