There has never been a dearth of images of snow-capped Himalayas on the internet. However, a new, never-seen-before image of the Himalayas which was shared by NASA is capturing the entire world’s attention.
The image shows what the grand mountain range looks like from space with bright city lights of New Delhi and Lahore twinkling like stars on the flat surface.
The image is an enhanced one and was taken using the long-exposure method by one of the crew members of the International Space Station (ISS).
The post read, “The snow-covered Himalayan Mountains are in splendid view in this enhanced, long-exposure image taken by a crew member aboard the @iss. The highest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas are the result of 50 million years of collisions between the Indian and Eurasian tectonic plates. South of the range, or to the right from this perspective, lies the agriculturally fertile region of northern India and Pakistan. North of the range, or to the left from this perspective, is the more arid Tibetan Plateau — the “Roof of the World.” The bright city lights of New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan, are also visible below the faint, orange airglow of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.”
The mesmerising picture also captures an ‘orange airglow,’ which is a result of atmospheric particles reacting to solar radiation.