Diwali from Space – Its awesome!
Finally, authenticated pictures of India on Diwali but from space. Over the years, numerous photographs of India during the festival of Diwali ‘as seen from space’ have been passed and spread around, only to be declared fake a couple of days later.
But thanks to astronaut Paolo Nespoli, this year, the pictures are not going to be declared fake.
The ESA astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took the opportunity to wish everyone on the occasion of Diwali and posted an image of a brightly illuminated India from space on October 19.
He wrote: “Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, starts today. #HappyDiwali to everyone! #VITAmission”
The ISS crew regularly treats the world with stunning images of Earth captured from their vantage point in the space station’s cupola.
Paolo Nespoli, the 60-year-old Italian astronaut has been a resident of the orbiting laboratory for over a month for the Vita Mission as part of Expedition 52/53.
And flying over the landscape at night, one just gets a vision of star falling from the sky. As people in small towns and villages burst crackers and rockets, giving the impression of falling stars. Well not be been able to capture the falling stars from a flight, but have a look at the gorgeous image from space!