Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Sardinia, Italy.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. For its indigenous language and the other minority languages spoken on the island (Sassarese, Gallurese, Algherese Catalan and Ligurian Tabarchino), Sardinia is granted and classified as one of the 5 autonomous regions in the country. Due to the variety of Sardinia’s ecosystems, which include mountains, woods, plains, stretches of largely uninhabited territory, streams, rocky coasts, and long sandy beaches, Sardinia has been metaphorically described as a micro-continent. Also, Sardinia is home to nearly 4 million sheep, almost half of the entire Italian assets and that makes the island one of the areas of the world with the highest density of sheep along with some parts of UK and New Zealand.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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