Going for a walk on a warm summer night.
Or taking a trip to the beach.
But you also get to do an experience things almost no one else ever will. And this picture fits in that category!
Astronaut On The ISS Photographs Perseid Meteors
How did I find this photo? I follow Astro_Ron on twitter. Seriously, Astronaut Ron Garan snapped this photo of a Perseid above the earth during the 2011 Perseid Meteors and then tweeted it from space!
But not only did he snap the Perseid Meteor from space. There are bonus items in this picture, too.
- The small but bright dot just up and to the left of the meteor is Mars
- The bright blue glow on the far right comes from noctilucent clouds
- And running from lower left to upper right – in a kind of orange and green band – is airglow
Would you ever want to live in space? Maybe someday you’ll have the chance…