Diwali, the Festival of Lights and the very important and popular Hindu festival has just concluded. The photoshopped image of India that was circulated year-after-year has finally been termed a fake and people have agreed that the picture must have been retouched and created for some different use. A picture of India taken from Space is being perceived to be captured on Diwali and is going viral. The picture was taken by astronaut Paolo Nespoli shows India illuminated with clusters of lights and was captured on September 29, 2017. On October 19, 2017, the 60-year-old Italian astronaut shared a photo of India, taken from Space which shows the country glittering with lights. Sharing a photograph of India as seen from Space he wished everyone a happy Diwali.

Paolo Nespoli shared the picture on Twitter with the caption, “Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, starts today. HappyDiwali to everyone! #VITAmission.” SM Hoax Slayer confirmed that the picture was real and not a hoax or fake. The picture since then has gone viral and generated immense interest. It has been retweeted 3,772 times and has more than 6,041 likes with 264 replies. Paolo Nespoli is on his latest mission called VITA and was launched on Soyuz MS-05 on July 28, 2017. Diwali Image Of Indian Map Taken From NASA Satellite Is Fake: The Famous Glowing Photo Of Map Of India Is Back.Picture Of Illuminated India From Space Shared By Astronaut Paolo Nespoli On Diwali

Paolo Nespoli finally gave us a picture of India on Diwali

SM Hoax Slayer confirmed the genuineness of the photo

Twitterati has been thanking the astronaut for sharing the picture. Here are some tweets.

Love from India

Amazing picture

Marvelous picture

Paolo Nespoli is an astronaut with the European Space Agency (ESA) and has been at the VITA mission since July 2017. The NASA photoshopped image did not reappear this year but a fake image of the Golden Temple in Amritsar has been doing the rounds and even Amitabh Bachchan was taken in.