When booking an airplane ticket do you request the window seat? For the view?
Well Commander Chris Hadfield, Canadian Astronaut, currently living in space aboard the ISS (International Space Station) as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34 has the best window seat ever!
And he has been sharing the view. At 370 – 460 kilometers (230–286 miles) above the Earth’s surface the photos that Commander Hadfield has been sharing via Twitter are nothing short of ‘stellar’!
The ISS orbits Earth 16 times per day, so the 6 Astronauts living aboard see 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets each day! How cool is that!?
I have been following the adventures of Commander Hadfield and I’m in total awe of seeing Earth from the ISS, the beauty of this planet and the wonderful colours of Earth.
Take a look.
This is the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco. Who would have thought that the ‘City by the Bay’ would be coloured in lavender and teal?
The Outback, Australia looks like a colourful abstract painting of burnt Sienna and deep blues.
This photo taken at night of New York City matches the colours of ‘a night out on the town’ outfitted in mystic gold and blacktop.
The Richat Structure, a prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania is a beautiful swirling composition of amber and delphinium blue.
Thanks for sharing Commander Hadfield.
All images via Commander Chris Hadfield