Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Syracuse, Upstate New York.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

Syracuse is the fifth-most populous city in New York State following New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Yonkers. Syracuse was named after the classical Greek city Syracuse, a city on the eastern coast of the Italian island of Sicily. It is the economic and educational hub of Central New York, a region with over one million inhabitants. Formerly a manufacturing center, Syracuse’s economy has faced challenges over the past decades as industrial jobs have left the area. Syracuse’s top employers now are primarily in higher education, research, health care, and services; some high-tech manufacturing remains.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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