A group of 4 Russian astronauts in the 25th Assembly of the Association of Space Explorers program stated that out of all the places on earth, the places which shined the brightest were Makkah and Madina.
The four Russians spoke to the media and the students who had come to attend the program, that when they were in space, they would often take pictures of the earth during different times and of different places on earth.
They added that no other place on earth shined as bright as Makkah and Madina from space. The four Russian astronauts who visited the PSSO are Andrey Borisenko, Anton Shkaplerov, Alexander Samokutyaev, and Boris Mescherykov.
Source: Arab News