Astronaut Paolo Nespoli captured from ISS Euphrates River and Lake Tharthar of Iraq.

Credit: Paolo Nespoli, ESA, NASA

The Euphrates is the longest and one of the most historically important rivers of Western Asia. Together with the Tigris, it is one of the two defining rivers of Mesopotamia (the “Land between the Rivers”). Originating in eastern Turkey, the Euphrates flows through Syria and Iraq to join the Tigris in the Shatt al-Arab, which empties into the Persian Gulf.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Paolo Nespoli’s Tweet
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