You Should See The Photos Tim Peake Is Taking From Space

It’s been about 4 months now, but it seems Tim Peake is still have a blast of a time up in the gods. He’s still taking a load of photos (as you would) and he’s still pinging them out on social media for us to enjoy.

1. Like this one he took of London.

Tim Peake, the British astronaut on board the International Space Station, has been posting some amazing photos from space. Like this one he took of London.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA

When he uploaded the photo to Flickr, he captioned it: “London midnight Saturday – I’d rather be up here…but only just!!”

2. Since joining the crew Peake has had a photography lesson from fellow astronaut Scott Kelly.

Since joining the crew Peake has had a photography lesson from fellow astronaut Scott Kelly.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Magical aurora over northern Canada, taken from a point just north of Vancouver. Canadian Rockies, Banff and Jasper national parks in foreground.”

3. And his space photography game has really stepped up.

And his space photography game has really stepped up.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“As the International Space Station orbits Earth astronauts can see 16 sunrises every 24 hours.”

4. He’s not bad at Earth photography either.

He's not bad at Earth photography either.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Looking down on the Rockies.”

5. Recognise this bit of the planet?

Recognise this bit of the planet?

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Looking to the East along the Channel with UK on the left and France on the right. The streetlights from the densely populated London, Paris and Brussels glow brightly in the centre of the picture.”

6. Some of the most breathtaking photos come from the unique perspective astronauts get of aurora on the horizon.

Some of the most breathtaking photos come from the unique perspective astronauts get of aurora on the horizon.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

These lights are over Sri Lanka.

7. And the moment a sunrise meets an aurora is pretty special too.

And the moment a sunrise meets an aurora is pretty special too.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

8. This sunrise is pretty spectacular.

This sunrise is pretty spectacular.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

9. As is the moment the International Space Station flew through an aurora.

As is the moment the International Space Station flew through an aurora.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

10. Here’s an unusual view of the Alps.

Here's an unusual view of the Alps.

Tim Peake / ESA / NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Nice, Cannes, St Tropez and Toulon in the centre, and Mediterranean at the top.”

11. This aerial scene of a glacial river looks more like a watercolour.

This aerial scene of a glacial river looks more like a watercolour.

ESA/NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Beautiful glacial river water flowing from this Patagonian ice field.”

12. Australia or an iceberg?

Australia or an iceberg?

ESA/NASA / Via Flickr: timpeake

“Granted – not the most exciting pic ever but this iceberg drifting off Antarctica is about the size of London.”

They really are quite remarkable! If you see yourself, like Tim, getting involved in a career of science then check out the variety of courses we have on offer here at The Sheffield College. Do it, do it now!

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