WATCH: This is what the perseids meteor shower looked like from space

This stunning footage filmed by the International Space Station shows what a meteor shower looks like from space.

Specs of light can be seen trailing across the night sky as the small particles of dust ans rock collide with earths atmosphere.

This video is from the Meteor investigation on the space station which is making the first space-based observations of the chemical composition of meteors entering Earth’s atmosphere.

Meteors are relatively rare, and are difficult to monitor from the ground because of the interference created by Earth’s atmosphere.

The Meteor investigation takes high-resolution video and images of the atmosphere and uses a software program to search for bright spots, which can later be analyzed on the ground.