PICTURE ALBUM: An Astronaut’s Perspective of Israel

NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore, currently on board the Int’l Space Station, photographs incredible images of the Holy Land on a particularly beautiful day.

By Ynetnews


Barry Wilmore, an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS) recently snapped some images of Israel and its neighboring countries from his unique point of view on a particularly clear day.

Photo1 Barry Wilmore

The photos, published on NASA’s ISS Facebook page on Friday, were accompanied by the following description: “Israel – completely clear – on Christmas morning from the International Space Station. 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 photos from space garnered tens of thousands of likes and thousands of shares. The American astronaut also sent Christmas greetings from the space station: “We’ll be separated from our families, but we’ve got each other, and we’ve got some plans for a gift exchange,” Wilmore said in an interview on CBS. “We’ll celebrate it much like we would back home.”

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The Dead Sea

Photo5  Barry Wilmore
The Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret)

Photo6  Barry Wilmore

Israel from space Photos: Barry Wilmore/NASA


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