Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut living on board the International Space Station, has been tweeting beautiful space-shots of various cities and geographic features as seen from way, way above. His shot of Baltimore (above) is a particularly useful reminder of the loveliness of our city, even on a cold/rainy/slushy/“snow fog” kind of day. Below the jump: the Northern Lights, as seen from space!
Hadfield: “Tonight’s Finale: Dawn sneaking in under the Northern Lights. When we turn our lights down, nature lights up the sky.”