Astronaut shares unusual image of 2020’s first meteor shower

Posted by Elise Kirsten on 8 January 2020

A NASA astronaut has shared an image of the first meteor shower of 2020, the Quadrantid meteor shower, which took place last weekend.

‘The Quadrantids, which peak during early-January each year, are considered to be one of the best annual meteor showers,’ says NASA on its Solar System Exploration website.

Astronaut Christina Koch tweeted that shooting stars can be seen from space along with a photo of the meteor shower, taken from the International Space Station.

Besides a number of blazing meteors, the composite image also shows green bands of the aurora borealis, or northern lights.

In December, Koch set the record for in December, longest single spaceflight by a woman and she will stay on the International Space Station until February 2020, according to NASA’s schedule.

Image: @astro_christina

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