French astronaut captures stunning night images of Abu Dhabi from high above!

French astronaut captures stunning night images of Abu Dhabi from high above!

“The districts seem to have different layouts and different lighting and there are distinct shapes to be made out.”

Thomas Pesquet, a French astronaut has been making headlines for his eye-grabbing images of our beloved planet Earth taken from the International Space Station.

This time he has shared a picture of the twinkling lights of Abu Dhabi from space.

The outline of the city and its suburbs can be seen from above, lit up and laid out in neat sections, complete with a mystery arrow near the bottom of the shot.

French astronaut captures stunning night images of Abu Dhabi from high above!
French astronaut captures stunning images of Earth's marvels from International Space Station

“Abu Dhabi at night is a very distinctive city,” he tweeted.

“The districts seem to have different layouts and different lighting and there are distinct shapes to be made out.”

It is not the first time Mr Pesquet has shared images of the UAE from above. In June he tweeted two pictures of The Palm, Jumeirah, taken from orbit.

An enormous projection of Mr Pesquet appeared on Al Wasl Dome last week when he spoke to Expo 2020 visitors live from the ISS as part of the fair’s celebration of France.

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