Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently in space aboard the International Space Station, is sharing pictures of breathtaking views from around the world on Twitter. Here are a few shots he shares of the Middle East from space.
While orbiting over Turkey, he shares this photograph of Ankara, the capital. He tweets:
@Cmdr_Hadfield: Ankara, capital of Turkey, ancient city, home to 5 million of us and source of Angora wool. pic.twitter.com/x8EutOO5WH
Over Israel, he shares a picture from Tel Aviv, saying:
@Cmdr_Hadfield: Tel Aviv, with over 400 thousand Tel Avivim on Israel's Mediterranean coast. pic.twitter.com/OlqprC3rrM
Egypt, gets two photographs. The first if of the Nile and the second is of Egypt's bustling capital Cairo.
The Nile flowing into the delta at Cairo at night, like a living thing. pic.twitter.com/Zdzm0RmTWa
@Cmdr_Hadfield: Cairo at night. You can see El Gabalaya Park. Are the pyramids lit up? pic.twitter.com/umsYK4N9nO
Egyptian blogger Mostafa Hussein asks:
@moftasa: what's el Gabalaya park though?
It seems that the map they have in space is different from ours.