Striking photos snapped by an astronaut on the International Space Station shows an “immense ash cloud” blanketing the continent of Australia as massive wildfires continue to rage.
The photographs, captured by European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, depicts the great cloud of ash more than 200 miles below the space habitat. Parmitano shared the tweets in both English and Italian.
Australia fires: lives, hopes, dreams in ashes. pic.twitter.com/UeliRTEA4f— Luca Parmitano (@astro_luca) January 12, 2020
Parmitano later wrote that none of the astronauts “had ever seen fires at such terrifying scale.”