Real Picture Of India On Diwali Seen From Space Is Shared By Astronaut Paolo Nespoli
Diwali, the Festival of Lights and the very important and popular Hindu festival has just concluded. The photoshopped image of India that was circulated year-after-year has finally been termed a fake and people have agreed that the picture must have been retouched and created for some different use. However, we finally have a real picture of India taken from Space on Diwali. The picture was taken by astronaut Paolo Nespoli finally reveals how India looks from Space on the night of Diwali. On October 19, 2017, the 60-year-old Italian astronaut shared a photo of India, taken from Space which shows the country glittering with lights. Sharing a photograph of India as seen from Space he wished everyone a happy Diwali and laid to rest the final debate on the previous ‘fake’ picture.
Paolo Nespoli shared the picture on Twitter with the caption, “Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, starts today. HappyDiwali to everyone! #VITAmission.” SM Hoax Slayer confirmed that the picture was real and not a hoax or fake. The picture since then has gone viral and generated immense interest. It has been retweeted 3,772 times and has more than 6,041 likes with 264 replies. Paolo Nespoli is on his latest mission called VITA and was launched on Soyuz MS-05 on July 28, 2017.
Paolo Nespoli finally gave us a picture of India on Diwali
— Paolo Nespoli (@astro_paolo) October 19, 2017
SM Hoax Slayer confirmed the genuineness of the photo
Looks real. Not on net. He is astronaut.
— SM Hoax Slayer (@SMHoaxSlayer) October 21, 2017
Twitterati has been thanking the astronaut for sharing the picture. Here are some tweets.
Love from India
— Vaibhav Gaikwad (@gk_vaibhav) October 19, 2017
Marvellous picture ! Thank you for sharing !
— Gérald Malempré (@geraldmalempre) October 19, 2017
thank you for sharing the stunning pic. love from india! ☺#HappyDiwali
— Chanakya Kumar Das (@iamckdas) October 20, 2017
Paolo Nespoli is an astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA) and has been at the VITA mission since July 2017. The NASA photoshopped image did not reappear this year but a fake image of the Golden Temple in Amritsar has been doing the rounds and even Amitabh Bachchan was taken in.