Hull, as seen from the International Space Station
This is Hull, as seen from the International Space Station today.
Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut on board the station, tweeted the picture this afternoon.
He described it as: "Hull and the Humber Estuary, Yorkshire, England, on a picture-perfect beautiful day."
Flight engineer Commander Hadfield said his Wednesday in space would include 16 sunrises, a day of research work and taking over the keys to the space station.
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He takes command of the ISS this evening.
The Queen sent him a message today to mark the occasion.
She said: "I am pleased to transmit my personal best wishes, and those of all Canadians, to Colonel Christopher Hadfield as he takes command of the International Space Station on Wednesday.
"Our thoughts and best wishes are with him and the entire crew, as are our prayers for an eventual safe return to family, friends and fellow Canadians."
Astronauts on the space station post images of locations around the world to Twitter as they orbit at over 200 miles above the Earth.
Follow Commander Hadfield on Twitter @Cmdr_Hadfield
• See the International Space Station: Visit www.twisst.nl to find out when it is passing over your location.