French astronaut captures stunning images of Earth's marvels from International Space Station

Written By: Bharat Sharma | Updated: May 17, 2021, 06:46 PM IST

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

The 43-year-old veteran took off to the ISS on April 23, 2021. Since then, he has been sharing the marvels of our planet on his Instagram handle. Take a look below

Mongolia 1

Pesquet captured this image from the ISS as it hovered above Mongolia.


Mongolia 2

The French veteran wrote in the caption - “Often the least-populated areas are the most beautiful”.


Mongolia 3

In his caption, Pesquet mentioned that the image is from Mongolia, and added the following - “In this area in Central Asia, the snow is still covering mountains like a film of dust before spring melts it away”.


Key West

Spotting the famous Key West in Florida, the astronaut wrote the following - “The famous Key West and the special Highway 1 that hops from island to island all the way south”.


Argentina’s Upsala 1

The astronaut clicked Argentina’s Upsala glacier and referred to it as a “majestic spectacle with slow ice waves that flow into the blue water”.


Argentina’s Upsala 2

Pesquet also alluded to climate change while mentioning Upsala. “Glaciers are getting smaller and this is noticeable by astronauts in space but more importantly from Earth observation satellites”.


Mecca during Ramzan

“So bright at night!”, Pesquet exclaimed on his Instagram, while wishing everyone a Happy Ramzan.


Boujdour, an African city

The French astronaut shared an image of Boujdour, a city situated in the northwestern coast of Africa. “A road goes inland, and a road follows the sea”, he wrote.


A Canadian lake

The space champion shared an image of a lake from Saskatchewan in Canada which resembles a shape. “From space you get another perspective”, he wrote. “Looking at the ice in these lakes in Canada, I see shapes… like when looking at clouds on Earth”, he added.