NASA pictures show Holy Land in festive season

NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore snapped the photos on a clear day. (Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore)

As the International Space Station (ISS) hovered over Palestine, an astronaut took a chance and snapped photos of the Holy Land during the festive season from outer space on Christmas morning.

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore nasa dead sea palestine israel

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore nasa dead sea palestine israel

Shared by the ISS’s official Facebook page, NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore’s photos clearly show the Occupied West Bank, the Gaza Strip, the Dead Sea and Israel.

The Facebook post with the pictures has been liked more than 30,000 times as of Sunday.

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore international space station ISS

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore international space station ISS

“Astronaut Barry Wilmore woke up early on Christmas to reflect upon the beauty of the Earth and snap some images to share with the world,” the ISS said.

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore

Photo courtesy: NASA/Barry Wilmore

Astronauts onboard the station also sent out their season’s greetings in a video uploaded by NASA’s YouTube channel.

In the video, Wilmore hovers in zero gravity next to fellow astronaut Terry Virts as they wish people back on earth happy holidays.

According to the NASA website, Wilmore, a Captain in the U.S. Navy was scheduled to assume command of the station in November 2014.
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:43 - GMT 06:43
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