The Patriotic astronaut crew of the ISS managed to do the unimaginable picture - it captured a shooting star. The meteor stream Humanity flew at breakneck speed under the International space station, leaving behind a bright purple trail.
On its own page in social network Instagram astronaut Sergei Volkov posted a photo of a meteorite. This stunning picture has made it the employee, Oleg Kononenko. Unique photo was possible thanks to the extraordinary activity of a meteor shower Humanity.
"Hurry make a wish, if you see a falling star, so started the period of activity of the meteor shower Geminids. The meteorite is not so easy to see against the background of our magnificent planet, but Oleg Kononenko managed to take a picture of this "incident arrival", which took place beneath us at an incredible speed!" reports of wolves in the news photo. Appreciated the picture more than a thousand people.
Days.Roux wrote that the Earth is rushing stream Humanity, which will have a maximum on December 13-14. The total activity period, December 4-17. As expected, the sky will appear from 50 to 100 meteors per hour. Scientists-astronomers recommend watching the falling "stars" in nature, with the metropolis because street lighting should be minimal.
First meteor shower Geminids the inhabitants of the Earth have beheld in 1862. The radiant is in the constellation Gemini near the constellation alpha star castor. Geminids - 1 of the strongest meteor showers, which can often observe meteors big magnitude and even race cars.