A rare view of Crete and the Cyclades was captured from space by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and the spectacular image has gone viral!
Italian engineer and astronaut Luca Parmitano captured this stunning southern part of Greece from space and shared the photo via social media.
“The reflection of the sun highlights the interaction between sea and earth. The sunglint highlights the interaction between sea and land,” wrote Parmitano.
Il riflesso del sole evidenzia l’interazione tra mare e terra.The sun glint highlights the interaction between sea and land. ESA/NASA-L.Parmitano
The astronaut described the beauty of the scenery and as expected, the photo hit social media pages worldwide, with tens of thousands of likes and shares.
Luca Parmitano is currently part of a crew orbiting the earth on the International Space Station (ISS) and he captured this spectacular shot from space on Sunday.
The ISS was travelling at around 415 kilometers an hour, from north to south, and this he says explains is why Crete was captured upside down.