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Astronaut Chris Hadfield on how to take pictures from space

In this video, ISS Commander Chris Hadfield shares his techniques of taking pictures of the Earth from space.

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

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Here are a few of the photos Commander Hadfield took aboard the ISS and tweeted to his followers.

'Same land, different politics. The US - Mexican border, seen from space.' Photo credit: Chris Hatfield/NASA

Image credit: Chris Hatfield

'Huge swirls in the sea off Mumbai, India.' Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

‘Huge swirls in the sea off Mumbai, India.’ Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

'I'm used to rivers that know what they're doing. Rio Beni, NW Bolivia.' Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

‘I’m used to rivers that know what they’re doing. Rio Beni, NW Bolivia.’ Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

'Cape Verde Islands - like a rugby team blocking the onrushing cloud.' Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

‘Cape Verde Islands – like a rugby team blocking the onrushing cloud.’ Photo credit: Chris Hadfield/NASA

Commander Chris Hadfield looks through a drop of water as they both float on board the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

Commander Chris Hadfield looks through a drop of water as they both float on board the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

Here are 15 more of Commander Hadfield’s photos.

Eleanor Imster

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