From the quiet of space, Metro Manila is simple tapestry of yellow and white lights that fade into the suburbs. On the ground, it's still Alert Level 3, and nearly two years of COVID restrictions.
Filipinos on Twitter found a respite in the photo shared by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, a photo of the Philippines mega city that was taken from the International Space Station on Oct. 19, 4:19 a.m. Manila time.
"Good evening Manila, Philippines! This capital city is located on the island of Luzon and opens into Manila Bay. It combines historic and modern architecture to create the city’s landscape," Kimbrough said.
Some Twitter users replied to the tweet saying they could see the Dolomite Beach's fake white sand.