Guess where I am? Astronaut tweets amazing views from space
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His snaps include beautiful images of England and Ireland with the Northern Lights on the horizon (above) and an incredibly clear view of London at night (below).
Photos from the space station are usually blurred because it travels at speed, but the Dutch astronaut used a motorised camera to compensate. He has been tweeting them to his followers from his Twitter profile @astro_andre.
Images from space by astronaut Andre Kuipers
- Okhostk,east coast of Russia
- Northern Europe by night
- Lake Erie, Canada
- Paris by night
- The Mediterranean (Africa on the right, Greece on the left)
- The Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia
- Europe at night
- Dubai: The Palm and the World Islands
- The International Space Station
- The UK and Ireland by night, with the Northern Lights on the horizon
- London by night
- The moon setting
- Christchurch, New Zealand
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