an astronaut of the International Space Station (ISS) shared a photograph of what the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi, looks like from space.
Koichi Wakataastronomer of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), known for flying on the Endeavor & Discovery shuttle, posted the image on Twitter.
In the photo you can see the stunning view of Abu Dhabi at night from 400 kilometers away on Earththe distance that separates the planet from the position of Koichi, who has been on the ISS since October 5, 2022 and will return in March.
The spectacular image of Abu Dhabi from space
“Hello Abu Dhabi! Nice view of the city at night from the ISS!the Japanese astronaut tweeted.
The image shows the UAE capital resplendent with urban areas and coastlines clearly visible.
Koichi Wakata is a member of NASA and SpaceX’s Crew-5 mission. He has been an astronaut for the Japanese space agency for more than 26 years and flew his first mission in 1996 in a space shuttle.
On February 26, NASA and SpaceX will send the Emirati astronaut to the International Space Station Sultan Al Nejadiwho will spend six months on the ISS.