Diwali Celebrations Picture of India From Space Fake? Astronaut Paolo Nespoli Viral Photo is Real But Its Story is Not

Aishwarya Krishnan
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Diwali Celebrations Picture of India From Space Fake? Astronaut Paolo Nespoli Viral Photo is Real But Its Story is Not

Paolo Nespoli’s image of an illuminated Indian subcontinent was taken by the European Space Agency astronaut on September 29, 2017, 20 days before Diwali celebrations.

Indians have a weird obsession with Diwali pictures from space and it has only resulted in people falling for fake pictures of ‘India on Diwali’ time and again. After the infamous Diwali Image Of Indian Map Taken From NASA Satellite and the random photoshopped images, the latest addition to this long list is none other than the viral picture of India from space that was shared by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli. While the picture shared by Nespoli to wish Indians all over the world a ‘Happy Diwali’ is real, the story that netizens have stirred together is not. The picture of India glittering with lights was being perceived as the Real Picture Of India On Diwali by many who were fooled by the timing of the image. Diwali Image Of Indian Map Taken From NASA Satellite Is Fake: The Famous Glowing Photo Of Map Of India Is Back.

Paolo Nespoli’s image of an illuminated Indian subcontinent was taken by the European Space Agency astronaut on September 29, 2017. This revelation has left people devastated once again as the beautiful capture of India was taken long before Diwali and did not capture the grand celebrations or the Diwali special fairy lights. The picture of India shining bright with lights was initially shared on Flickr by the astronaut which includes the date of the capture. Since the astronaut shared this beautiful capture with the Twitterverse on Diwali (October 19, 2017) people assumed that the image was actually taken on Diwali.

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(Photo Credits: Flickr)

(Photo Credits: Flickr)

While the capture is undoubtedly spectacular and is bound to leave you to spell bound, it is once again not the picture of India on Diwali. In fact, the Diwali lights are too small to be viewed in space and the illuminated parts of the image actually represent the clusters of cities that were lit. The image shows the complete Indian subcontinent as captured from space on September 29. We hope that this new addition proves to be the last and people finally get over the obsession of capturing Diwali celebration from Space and appreciate the space photos of our country on any given day.