Jessica Meir, an astronaut who is part of NASA’s Expedition 61 and 62, tweeted the stunning photo of her Hanukkah themed socks, against a backdrop of the Earth
NASA astronaut snaps stunning photo of Amazon River from International Space Station
NASA shares stunning nighttime photo of the Americas seen from space
From their position on the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts are treated to a unique view of our planet that most people will never have the chance to see.
The ISS orbits Earth at a height of around 250 miles, meaning the space station makes around 16 trips around Earth every single day.
Now, one NASA astronaut on board the ISS has snapped a stunning bird's-eye-view photo of our planet to celebrate Hanukkah.
Jessica Meir, an astronaut who is part of NASA’s Expedition 61 and 62, tweeted the stunning photo of her Hanukkah themed socks, against a backdrop of the Earth.
She wrote: “Happy Hanukkah to all those who celebrate it on Earth! #HappyHanukkah.”
Ms Meir regularly shares snaps from her unique spot on board the International Space Station.
Earlier this month she tweeted a stunning photo of the world’s largest river to celebrate Thanksgiving.
She wrote: “This year I am thankful for the extraordinary opportunity to see our precious planet Earth from above, and to all those on the ground that are striving to protect it. #HappyThanksgiving. Photo: The mighty Amazon River.”
On clear nights, it’s actually possible to see the International Space Station pass overhead in the night sky.
NASA explained: “It is the third brightest object in the sky and easy to spot if you know when to look up.
“Visible to the naked eye, it looks like a fast-moving plane only much higher and traveling thousands of miles an hour faster!”