Thomas Pesquet immortalizes a sandstorm seen from space

Never stingy in sublime shots, Thomas Pesquet shares his findings with us on Twitter on a daily basis. Lately, he managed to capture a sandstorm as seen from the International Space Station. An impressive meteorological phenomenon that he had never seen from space before. It is now done!

A sandstorm seen from the ISS

Perched above the Earth aboard the International Space Station, Thomas Pesquet is far from lacking in occupation. Between scientific experiments and maintenance operations, his daily life is already busy. Especially since he also does not hesitate to carry out communication operations in orbit, as for the single from Coldplay or the upcoming film Kaamelott. Thomas Pesquet is indeed active on all fronts.

On the sidelines of all this, the French astronaut also spends a lot of time taking exceptional pictures of our good old planet. Thomas Pesquet, for example, gave us a nice glimpse of Brittany seen from the ISS. Recently, it is a sandstorm raging on the Persian Gulf that the astronaut has immortalized. Two fabulous shots to discover above and at the end of the article.

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Photo reveals sandstorm of several megatons

“I had never seen one from space. I wonder how many tonnes of sand it has moved, and over what distance: a Météo France idea? “ Thomas Pesquet said in the caption of his tweet, not hesitating to question the French meteorological service. Who hastened to answer him. “We estimate that the plume (see animation) represents several mega-tons of desert dust moving over a few thousand kilometers”, developed Météo France.

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Quite recently, Thomas Pesquet was still very proactive by sharing many pictures. In this case, we could admire the Red Sea and its striking resemblance to a very famous emoji. The astronaut also shared a snapshot of Seine-Maritime, a land in which the previous generation of his family had taken up residence. You can view these Earthly finds below.


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