Friday, February 8, 2013

Tehran Seen from Space - Tonight

Photo credit: Canadian astronaut Chris Hatfield, who is currently living in space aboard International Space Station, tonight has uploaded an amazing picture from Tehran on Twitter. [@Cmdr_Hasfield]

In case you wonder what the bright blue oval is: it’s an airport. Two runways with a ring road around it (please see the Google Earth image below).

Our own Mark Pyruz has identified the airport as the old Ghaleh Morghi Airport, not being used as an airfield anymore. But why so much light? 


Mark Pyruz said...

Nader, that's actually Iran's first airport, the old Ghale Morghi airport. The area is currently being developed into "Boostan Velayet."

Nader Uskowi said...

Thanks so much. That explains lack of any aircraft on the ground. I did update the post. Why so much light?

Leo_persica said...

Nader ,Tehran Municipality has been tasked to make it a huge park in southern Tehran the project is only half done !Its Called Boustan Velayat Now!

Anonymous said...

It should be really called Dozdan Velayat!