images of Indo-Pak border

The 3,300 km long boundary shared by India-Pakistan has been captured by NASA astronaut at night. The astronaut aboard ISS (International Space Station) took out his digital camera and captured stunning scenario and posted the image on NASA’s official facebook account. The image instantly became hit on the social media and amazed people especially stargazers as is was delight to watch such a wonderful scenario.

Although the two nations, India and Pakistan have been constantly quarrelling over several issues, but the two countries appear equally amazing from space just like brother and sister. The American space agency has once again managed to flatter the people of both the countries with the release of images.

The image ISS045-E-27869 was taken on September 23 by a NASA astronaut aboard the ISS. He captured the India-Pakistan border into the camera while the ISS was flying over it in the night time. The image was captured by a Nikon D4 digital camera using a 28 mm lens.

In the picture, one can clearly see the border lit by security lights that has distinct orange color. According to Government of India, out of 3,300 km boundary that we share from Pakistan, nearly 2,000 km is floodlit. Apart from it, bright yellow spots in the images signify major cities. A bright yellow light in the bottom left corner near the black colored sea is Karachi. Indus River Valley is magical to watch and gives a Christmas tree like appearance.

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Meanwhile, in an another image, we can see area around New Delhi lit by city lights. Himalayas appear off-white with Srinagar having yellow-colored spot. Entire scenario which looks cool in night would have been vegetable green in daylight.

The release was posted on the official account at social media, Facebook and managed to receive more than 1,00,000 likes and shares. NASA has constantly been releasing photos taken from space. Recently, it released several stunning photos of India  taken from space.

While talking of ISS, it is a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbits. Launched in 1998, it is the largest artificial body in the orbit that can be seen by naked eyes on several occasions. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars. ISS revolves around the Earth at a height of around 400 km and it completes 15.54 orbits per day.

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