Digital camera in space captures breathtaking images of Indian west perimeter

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Digital camera in space has captured stunning night view of famous India-Pakistan border. NASA astronaut aboard ISS (International Space Station) has captured breathtaking images while flying above the two arch-rivals, India and Pakistan. With the release, NASA has again amazed people by giving stunning space view. Recently, the American space agency had released beautiful space view on India at night

Despite the rivalry at the ground and quarreling of two countries over several issues whether it be terrorism or Kashmir issue, the two countries appear equally appealing and give a stunning view from outer space.


The image ISS045-E-27869 was taken on 23 September by a NASA astronaut aboard the ISS who captured India-Pakistan border 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 image, one clearly see the border lit by security lights that have distinct orange color. Apart from it, several cities are clearly visible. 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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In an another image, we can see area around New Delhi lit by city lights. Himalaya appear off-white with Srinagar having yellow-colored spot. Entire scenario would have been vegetable green in daylight.

The images became instant hit on the Facebook with 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 at a height of around 400 km and it completes 15.54 orbits per day.

First Published on: Oct 6, 2015, 06:45 PM

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