Quadrantid meteor shower looks like pure magic in astronaut's view from ISS
Shooting stars and an aurora share the spotlight in a stunning image from Christina Koch at the International Space Station.
Us Earth-bound folks got to experience the annualthis month as a show of bright lights shooting across the dark night sky. The astronauts on board the International Space Station saw these same meteors, but with a very different backdrop.
Koch's view is a multi-layered delight. It has the scenic meteor streaks, a glittering puddle of city lights and the ectoplasm-green glow of the Northern Lights aurora along the horizon.
The ISS crew witnesses and documents what's happening down below, bothand wonders. This meteor shower definitely counts as a wonder.
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Originally published Jan. 6, 9:26 a.m. PT.