Thursday 8 December 2016

Is that you, Dublin? Astronaut Tim Peake captures bird's-eye view of capital on a beautiful day

Published 20/04/2016 | 20:47

British astronaut Tim Peake shares a bird's eye view of Dublin
British astronaut Tim Peake shares a bird's eye view of Dublin

Nothing to top off a sunny day in Dublin than seeing what it all looked like from space.

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Astronaut Tim Peake caused a stir on social media on Wednesday evening when he tweeted an image of the Irish capital... from above.

The photo shows the whole of the Dublin coast, from Skerries and Portmarnock strand in the north, to Dun Laoghaire and the Dublin Mountains in the south. Eagle-eyed viewers can also spot a few boats making their way towards the entrance to Dublin Harbour, as well as the capital's Grand and Royal Canal meeting at the River Liffey.

The British ESA astronaut is currently living and working onboard the International Space Station for six months.

Keeping his social media followers up to date with his daily life, the astronaut regularly shares aerial images from different places around the world.

Snapping Dublin this evening, he tweeted the photograph with the caption; "Looking good down there Dublin!".

The tweet received hundreds of likes and shares within the first 20 minutes of posting.

One commenter wrote; "*waving up from Dublin ..do you see me Tim?*", while another joked; " If you could take a pic [sic] of Manchester UK next time you're passing. I need to check my ridge tiles. Thank you."

Another spoke everyone's minds when he wrote; " You have the best job in the world.. or should I say UNIVERSE."

Tim Peake is currently on board the space station with US astronaut Timothy Kopra and Russian astronaut Yuri Malenchenko.

They are due to land back down to Earth on June 5, 2016, a total of 174 days after lift-off.

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield first set the world alight when he began to tweet from space.

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