Via The Jerusalem Post: Photos taken by Barry Wilmore from the International Space Station.

On a clear day on Christmas morning US astronaut Barry Wilmore took some pictures of Israel from the International Space Station resulting in some stunning snaps of the holy land.

The photos were posted on the station’s Facebook page with the accompanying text:

Israel – completely clear – on Christmas morning from the International Space Station. Astronaut Barry Wilmore woke up early on Christmas to reflect upon the beauty of the Earth and snap some images to share with the world.