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The Perseid meteor shower
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- Title The Perseid meteor shower
- Released 01/08/2007 11:26 am
- Copyright ESA - D. Koschny
This picture was taken during the Perseid meteor shower on 12 August 1997.
Shooting stars are seen on Earth as our planet enters a dust cloud ejected by a comet, in this case, Swift-Tuttle. The dust burns up as it enters the atmosphere creating natural fireworks in the night sky.
- Id 221432