The sky didn’t fall

But tiny pieces of comet dust did

The Perseids meteor shower

Was captured by time lapse photography

Over Mount Rainier in Washington, D.C.

Each meteor train only lasts a second

Yet here all are captured for posterity

As they leave their colour signature behind them

And disintegrate into the Earth’s atmosphere. 

© Caro Ness 2015  

Picture: Friends of NASA