Astronaut Captures a Photograph of Mecca Literally Shining from Space

Russian astronaut, Sergey Ryazanskiy, recently shared some amazing images of the Grand Mosque in Mecca taken from space, and they literally look out of this world.


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He captioned the post: “The holiest place in the Islamic world. #Mecca is beautiful both day and night. Impossible to confuse it with any other city in the world, even from space.” Sergey has also previously captured images from a number of other Arab locations, including Dubai, Egypt, Baghdad, Tunis, Saudi Arabia, Cairo, and Yemen.



Here’s Iraq looking glorious


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Oh, and here’s Egypt being majestic


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Mohamed is a political science graduate. He’s half Egyptian/half Bahraini, born in Dubai. He’s really passionate about travelling, philosophy, politics, and movies. He’d always choose to live in the Shire, study in Hogwarts, and die in Westeros