Louisiana cities shine brightly in awesome photo taken from Space Station _lowres

This July 12, 2015, photo made available by NASA, astronaut Scott Kelly poses for a selfie photo in the "Cupola" of the International Space Station. On Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, Kelly broke the U.S. record for the most time spent in space Friday _ 383 days. (Scott Kelly/NASA via AP)

Astronaut Scott Kelly started the new year on a bright note with a photo from space showing the lights of the largest Louisiana cities, as well as much of the southern United States.