South India from Space: ISS Commander Scott Kelly shares breathtaking photos of coastline

For the past several months, Commander Scott Kelly has been fascinating his Twitter followers with his Year In Space project: a series of amazing photographs of the earth as seen from the International Space Station. From the peaks of the Canadian Rockies to the ‘green spot’ in China, the deserts of Egypt to the snowfall in USA, the American astronaut has taken us on a global journey that shows the planet as one, without man-made borders.

This new year, he trained his lens on India. The ISS commander posted beautiful photos of the South Indian coast. Its mountainous regions, its green plains and its “blue waters” — all of them caught his eye enough that he shared the sights with his 7,38,000 followers. The three photos were posted over the span of a few hours from Sunday evening to wee hours of Monday and created a beautiful sight to wake up to on the first working day of the new year.

Yes, this is not the first time Kelly has photographed South India. In November 2015, he posted this photo:

But as you can see, this year’s photos offer are far more colourful and offer more detail. Makes you wish that his Year In Space project goes beyond the expected end date of March 2016.


Updated Date: Jan 05, 2016 18:10 PM

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