Days before Passover, NASA astronaut Jeff Williams uploaded a breathtaking photo of Israel from the International Space Station, and shared his feelings with the world.
“We finally have a Sunday (no cargo vehicle this weekend!) with some personal time to take in the view out the window,” Williams wrote on his Facebook page.
“Every time we pass over, I have been fascinated with this view considering it contains the vast majority of Biblical history.”
Williams went on to credit his father, a high school history teacher, for his love and appreciation for history.
“I have a special appreciation for that history. ‘Your testimonies are my meditation.’ It is a good day of rest off the planet!” he wrote.
Over the past few weeks, Williams has been uploading pictures from other parts of the world, including the Sahara Desert, Istanbul, and the Strait of Gibraltar.
The International Space Station orbits the planet roughly once every 90 minutes.