Photos of the Lake District from the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield, currently on the ISS

Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield currently on board the International Space Station has tweeted photographs of the Lake District and Morecambe Bay from space!

Commander Chris Hadfield, who is a flight engineer currently on Expedition 34 on board ISS, has gained popularity on Twitter by sharing stunning photography of space. Many of which are his views of Earth as the International Space Station orbits Earth at over 17,000mph.

Lake District from Space

The English coast at Workington and Whitehaven, with the Lake District proving picturesque from any altitude.

Morecambe at the seaside, England, home and namesake to the much beloved comedians and entertainers Morecambe and Wise.

Morecambe at the seaside, England, home and namesake to the much beloved comedians and entertainers Morecambe and Wise.

The aerial photos of the English coast include; Morecambe Bay, the largest expanse of flats and sand in the United Kingdom; and the Lake District, Cumbria, with its snow topped peaks made famous by Alfred Wainwright with his Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells.

Here at English Lakes we love to show off the beauty of the local area we have the pleasure of living and working in, and when we saw Chris’ photos from space this occasion was no exception.  We agree with Chris, the Lake District is “picturesque from any altitude”.

You can see the tweet and follow Chris Hadfield from his Twitter account @Cmdr_Hadfield. English Lakes is also on Twitter at @englishlakes.

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