EarthSky has lots of friends who share their fantastic photos of Earth with us. But so far, our photographer friends have taken their pictures of the Earth from the Earth.
Throughout his mission, which ended on Monday (May 13) International Space Station (ISS) Commander Chris Hadfield took incredible photos of Earth from space. In this video, he shares his techniques.
Along with two crew members, Chris Hatfield landed safely in Kazakhstan on May 13, 2013, via a Russian Soyuz space capsule.
Video credit: Canadian Space Agency/NASA
Here are a few of the photos Commander Hadfield took aboard the ISS and tweeted to his followers.
Here are 15 more of Commander Hadfield’s photos.
Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the award-winning EarthSky radio series almost since it began until it ended in 2013. Today, as Lead Editor at EarthSky.org, she helps present the science and nature stories and photos you enjoy. She also serves as one of the voices of EarthSky on social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and G+. She and her husband live in Tennessee and have two grown sons.