A picture of the Indian sub-continent is being shared on social media with a claim that NASA captured the picture on Diwali night.
The caption reads: ”India at night during Diwali NASA.”
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 11, 2015
Wow — India as seen from space during the annual Diwali Festival of Lights. pic.twitter.com/bIqWotTM
— Couchsurfing (@Couchsurfing) November 12, 2012
NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the post to be very OLD. Let’s break it to make things simpler;
- This stunning image of India was not taken this year, it was not taken by NASA and it is not even a real photograph.
2. A Mashable report from 2012 says that this image ‘is a composite of satellite photos of India created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in 2003.’
Hence, this proves that this viral post is FAKE.
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