Astronaut Jessica Meir captured from ISS Campeche, Mexico. Laguna de Términos is also captured in the photo.
Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5th. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza. The victory of the smaller Mexican force against a larger French force was a boost to morale for the Mexicans. Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on Sept. 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores, which initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.