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Is it possible to see the UK from the ISS?

Yes. The views of most of Britain tend to be oblique because the ISS only flies as far north as 51.6 degrees, which is about the latitude of Oxford.

The five pictures I’ve included were all taken by British astronaut Tim Peake, during the first half of 2016.

Here is a great night-time shot.

And another.

A daytime shot featuring Scotland and Northern Ireland.

And one of Wales.

And a really sharp one of London, at night.


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Do you find photos taken from space beautiful?

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11 Comments
Darlene Davidson
I like the photos but what is ISS? International Space Station? I think that abbreviations that are familiar to some are not always familiar to everybody. Initially, things should be spelled out.
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Nov 3, 2018 6:08PM
Cheryl McMeekin
I agree with Darlene, the photos are ok, but not my cup of tea.
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Mar 13, 2020 12:36PM
Veronics Moss
Thank you amazing information, I'm British but didn't have a clue. 😀 🇬🇧
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Oct 29, 2019 4:33PM
Lupe Hernandez
Lydia Coutts, If you are going to criticize, maybe you should check your own mistakes. "Any more" as two words refers to a quantity of something, "anymore" as one word refers to time, or at present, or any longer, such as "proofread anymore"
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Jul 29, 2019 4:25PM
Luis Perez
Quite interesting.
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May 26, 2019 9:27PM
Amar Dhillon
Amazing! The last picture is incredible!!!
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Mar 9, 2019 6:11PM
Lydia Coutts
I agree with Darlene Davidson that abbreviations should always be explained when first used. As for “How Does The UK Looks From Space?”, was that written by a toddler? 🤨 Is nothing proofread any more? It’s very lazy and looks juvenile and amateur.
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Nov 4, 2018 1:57AM
Eve
Thanks - great pictures
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Nov 3, 2018 9:08PM
Maureen Whitehall
Stunning photo’s! Ho how I yearn to see many more
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Nov 3, 2018 5:34AM
Eileen Dunn
Yes really beautiful.
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Nov 2, 2018 5:20PM
Marian Spitzig
Beautiful photos!
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Nov 2, 2018 5:15PM

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