Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS Culiacán, Mexico.
Culiacán or Culiacán Rosales is the capital of and the largest city in Sinaloa and in the Culiacán Municipality. It is the most populous and extensive city in Sinaloa and was founded on September 29, 1531 by the Spanish conquerors Lázaro de Cebreros and Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán under the name of Villa de San Miguel referring to its patron saint San Miguel Arcángel. The city of Culiacán is well known for its culture, luxuries and celebrations. Its iconic sites include its historic center, Las Riberas park, the flag or better known as dancing fountains and religious temples such as its Basilica Cathedral, the Sanctuary and the Lomita. The city is located in a valley on the slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental at the confluence of the Tamazula and Humaya rivers, where the two join to form the Culiacán River, 55m above sea level.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.