Images from Commander Hadfield


  1. Eye of the Storm – Tropical Cyclone Haruna, today over Madagascar, with Canadarm2 pointing at the eye. http://pic.twitter.com/zYSQtj54LI
  2. The UK south coast crystal clear at night, centered on Brighton. http://pic.twitter.com/HUpay08chl
  3. Arid fingers of sand-blasted rock look like they’re barely holding on against the hot Saharan wind. http://pic.twitter.com/CKRpDKy8
  4. Tonight’s finale: Clouds and cosmos over the Indian Ocean. http://pic.twitter.com/LeFxbrSAQi
  5. Winnipeg in the night, with the Trans-Canada Highway left-to-right and the Red River south-to-north. http://pic.twitter.com/9ZvYtPylJH
  6. This green Aussie lake somehow reminds me of a haggis. http://pic.twitter.com/S8WOVQHs
  7. Beijing – Tiananmen Square still bright with echoes of the Chinese New Year celebrations. http://pic.twitter.com/PNcgo6Mn
  8. Tonight’s Finale: The truly surreal is when humans imitate nature – Palm Islands and The World, Dubai, at dusk. http://pic.twitter.com/QM7a8sfC
  9. From over the southern tip of S. America, I looked south and saw Antarctica, there in the sea and cloud. Tantalizing. http://pic.twitter.com/9EfV9vWD
  10. Space Station over Toronto, lovely time lapse photo taken by friend Andrew Yee on 13 Feb. http://pic.twitter.com/lYWLWttS
  11. The city of Porto and the Portuguese coast, taken with our ESA NightPod tracking mount. http://pic.twitter.com/9NlGRlDE
  12. Tonight’s Finale: The full moon rises over the only planet we have ever called home. http://pic.twitter.com/JWb4cbyc
  13. Budapest, Hungary – and a huge hello from space to the Töröks, family of my beloved daughter-in-law. http://pic.twitter.com/A6RZedGi
  14. Mars is a very interesting planet, with its rugged, ancient surface. But this is Earth. http://pic.twitter.com/YC2h07tL
  15. King George’s Sound, Australia. Charles Darwin got off the Beagle and hosted a dance here in February, 1836. http://pic.twitter.com/eoezVMnt
  16. Tá Éire fíorálainn! Land of green hills and dark beer. With capital Dublin glowing in the Irish night. http://pic.twitter.com/djLZhn3f
  17. Grand Rapids, MI, with the lights on, as-seen from 300 miles up. http://pic.twitter.com/8PVoM3JR
  18. Tonight’s Finale: There is an undeniable beauty in human imagination. What do you see in this Saharan cloud? http://pic.twitter.com/GJH8p8fJ
  19. Dragon skin. A bad place to take a walk, near the Horn of Africa. http://pic.twitter.com/IX387JDj
  20. Maracaibo, Venezuela. The bridge to Cabimas clearly visible across the Lake. I lived here as an toddler. http://pic.twitter.com/gChQoANc
  21. Tonight’s finale: Brussels gleams like a lace jewel. Amazingly clear, finely veined surrounding roads and towns. http://pic.twitter.com/sGMd7rcq
  22. Malta and Gozo, glowing in the Mediterranean under a halo of cloud on their hills. http://pic.twitter.com/LX0dC7Qn
  23. Montreal and surroundings – a fine mosaic of 8 photos, thanks to friend Andrew Yee. http://pic.twitter.com/V0SwS0pA
  24. Mama Iceberg and her litter of baby ice cubes, slowly melting into the South Atlantic Ocean. http://pic.twitter.com/ouHRIkHQ
  25. Tonight’s finale:You hear all about the man in the moon, but what about the man in Patagonia? http://pic.twitter.com/lwEnvVIt
  26. Clear skies at last, from Cardiff to Belfast to Edinburgh to London, to the northern lights, and beyond. http://pic.twitter.com/gW4LDVfk
  27. Havana, Cuba, famed island port, glowing in the night on the Straits of Florida. http://pic.twitter.com/C4wDf2yl
  28. Porto Alegre in southern Brazil, on the excellently named Lagoon of the Ducks. http://pic.twitter.com/A5LJzbiY
  29. Grand Cayman at night, you can almost see the undersea cliffs. http://pic.twitter.com/wt9HRPOt
  30. Tonight’s Finale: The clouds are quickly fleeting, but the heart continues beating. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/jlvkxaZV
  31. The world could only make one heart as perfect as yours. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/wmoSvHSr
  32. All the grains of sand in all the deserts can’t compare to the number of ways I love you. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/CSsS43U7
  33. You’re the island on the horizon when my heart is out to sea. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/iSgCh5gA
  34. The world could only make one heart as perfect as yours. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/wmoSvHSr
  35. All the grains of sand in all the deserts can’t compare to the number of ways I love you. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/CSsS43U7
  36. Seven billion hearts, but I can see only one. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/01Lvmkig
  37. Without you my heart is a lonely iceberg. #ValentineFromSpace http://pic.twitter.com/PSPJCfGk
  38. Tonight’s finale: The Sun just over the horizon silhouettes the complexities of our atmosphere. http://pic.twitter.com/HueNtJGQ
  39. The busy Saudi port city of Dhahran, and the bridge to Bahrain. An incredible sea of humanity, as-seen from space. http://pic.twitter.com/M26F9a5C
  40. Center-pivot irrigation farms mining an ancient reef of deep water. http://pic.twitter.com/CgBIa4nU
  41. Look to the horizon to see how thin Earth’s atmosphere truly is. http://pic.twitter.com/fjdezaS1
  42. Wide angle look at the Southern UK – despite the blur from clouds you can make out many cities and the overall shape. http://pic.twitter.com/IrIEpEva
  43. Lyon, France, glowing under a touch of February cloud. http://pic.twitter.com/rwv2T0cG
  44. The Caribbean and the ISS sharing an evening yesterday – wonderful and peaceful end to the day http://pic.twitter.com/688pdeSh
  45. Tonight’s (Fat Tuesday) Finale: Even on the Space Station we’re ready for Mardi Gras! http://pic.twitter.com/FdpiM2V7
  46. The Outback is full of scary faces, staring up in forbidding horror. http://pic.twitter.com/IBTDosRd
  47. Tonight’s finale: Northern Lights – recent aurora in green and red waves, USA and Canada below, the universe above. http://pic.twitter.com/sgi9q0kT
  48. Les lumières de Bordeaux, et tout le chemin vers les côtes de France. The lights of Bordeaux to the French coast. http://pic.twitter.com/rJSST92c
  49. Mysterious Pyongyang, just at the edge of my night camera’s field of view. http://pic.twitter.com/8VoNURXy
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From the ISS


Unless you’ve been out of touch with media (all sorts), it’s pretty difficult to ignore the fact that Canadian Chris Hadfield is aboard the International Space Station.  From communication with William Shatner

to jamming with the Barenaked Ladies

Chris Hadfield, Barenaked Ladies song from space premieres,

to a Reddit session, to a Google Hangout, to the images, oh the images from space, he’s everywhere.

I would see the images pop up every now and again and really enjoyed taking a look at them.  But just like your first experience with Google Earth, interest goes over the top when it’s your back yard.  This image of Windsor, Tecumseh and Detroit really took some time to look, understand, and enjoy.

After enjoying even more of the images, it struck me that I had no permanent record of them.  So, I decided to put together a Storify document with all of the images that I could find.  I didn’t figure it would be that difficult.  Hah!

I started on the computer and did a search for @Cmdr_Hadfield.  What a dumb move.  Yes, it got me his Twitter messages but also every retweet ever made!  You’ve got to believe that there are hundreds of them.  So, I decided to search just for his Twitter name.  For some reason, nothing was found.  I searched for myself knowing that there should be content there.  Nothing.

As it happens, there was an update to the Storify app on the iPad so I grabbed it.  Lo and behold, I was able to start to assemble a wonderful Storify of those images.  Not only are the images there, but Storify does a terrific job of maintaining the original message that went with the image.  And, you can retweet these or mark them as favourites.

My needs may be than the marriage of Twitter and Storify could handle.  I was only able to go back about two weeks and yet, I was still able to assemble a nice collections of the images.  You can find them here.

I’m so happy that I was able to cobble together what I can.  It was a great opportunity to use Storify again and now I have at least a subset of what has been shared from the International Space Station, including an image of the Canadarm.  These are such incredible images – thanks @Cmdr_Hadfield.  A job very wel done.

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