The world’s premier space agency NASA on Monday released a stunning image which showed us how the international border between India and Pakistan would look like at night from space.
The photograph, shot by an astronaut from the International Space Station, shows the long, winding border illuminated brightly along the Indus River Valley and dividing the two countries. It is one of the few borders which can be seen from space at night. The border glows with the help of tiny orange security lights.
To the far west of the border, one can see Karachi, marked by a thick cluster of lights, a port city of Pakistan and once a very prosperous town. To the north of India, where the border stretches, one can make out the mighty tall Himalayas.
NASA has said that the photograph, which was acquired on September 23, was taken by the Expedition 45 crew using a Nikon D4 Digital camera with a 28 millimeter lens.
The photograph which was shared on the NASA’s official Facebook page has received more than 70,000 likes and has been shared more than 15,000 times.