Bright lights of Ireland shine in space
By: IrishCentral Columnists | Published Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 7:15 AM | Updated Friday, September 9, 2011, 9:55 PM
This is the image captured by Douglas H Wheelock last Tuesday morning from a spacecraft which was orbiting the earth.
The commander of Expedition 25 on the International Space Station,took the picture from 425km above earth.
The mission commander described it as a "beautiful night pass over the Emerald Isle… a little foggy, but otherwise a clear night."
Wheelock is the only astronaut to photograph the planet, after capturing the image he shared the view with the 50,000 or so people who follow his Twitter account.