US astronaut Scott Kelly tweets stunning image of South India

After series of mind blowing pictures including images of Indian cities, The Great Ganges and stunning night time pic of Indian-Pakistan border captured at night last month, the US astronaut Scott Kelly has again mesmerized Indian citizens. This time, he has tweeted stunning image of South India at night taken from space.

The panoramic image was captured from the ISS using Nikon D4 digital camera using a 28-millimeter lens.

The breathtaking image looks brilliant and is a delight to watch. The pic was shot from the South-West direction and India’s south coast is in the east direction in the image. The faded yellow colour is spread all over the image and beautifully embedded in the night. While the bright spots denote cities in the image.

The image went viral on the microblogging site Twitter and till the last update, the tweet has been retweeted 3,943 times while it was favourited by 7,225 people.

Astronaut Scott Kelly is longest living astronaut on the ISS in the history of space and he has spent 415 days in space by November 17. On October 16, Kelly completed 383 days in space and became the longest living man in space by breaking the record of US astronaut Mike Fincke who had spent 382 cumulative days. Kelly is also the record holder of consecutive days spent in space. With his 216th consecutive days in space on October 29, Scott Kelly surpassed astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria’s record for the single longest space flight (215 consecutive days) by an American.

Kelly’s space run will continue till March 3, 2016 and if everything goes according to plan then by that time he would have spent a total of 522 days in space spanned over four missions. Kelly has been subject to an experiment which is analysing the effects of space over humans and the data obtained will be used in the future space missions.

for more stunning pics visit his twitter page here.

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