When in outer space, the view of the heavens is bound to be brighter than that of those on the ground. And with a stunning snapshot of a Perseid meteor bursting into Earth's atmosphere, astronaut Ron Garan proved that to be true, capturing the image through a window of the International Space Station on Sunday.
"What a 'Shooting Star' looks like #FromSpace," Garan said on Twitter, where he posted the photograph. The astronaut took the photograph during Perseid's meteor shower.
What makes Garan's photograph unique, The Daily Mail pointed out, is that the Perseid meteor is moving away from him, rather than toward him, as would be the case if the image was captured on the ground.
After going into space in April as part of the Expedition 27 crew, Garan is approaching the end of his six-month stay aboard the orbital outpost.