Friday, May 25, 2012

NASA time-lapse footage shows Lyrid meteor shower from space - as well as the Aurora Borealis and lightning strikes hitting the earth

Astronaut Don Pettit loves sharing his holiday pictures. Which is good for the rest of the world, because few of us will ever experience the view from 240 miles up.

The astronaut's latest spectacular video, strung together from his images taken from the International Space Station, even captures a cameo appearance from the Lyrid metorite shower at its peak in the early hours of Sunday, April 22.

The meteorite streaks by as the Aurora Borealis glimmers in the background, while the lights of the Florida Keys break through the darkness of the night, and isolated lightning strikes splatter the skies. Read More