Spaceman captures Liverpool at night

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Liverpool and the Wirral from space © Chris Hadfield/Twitter

Liverpool and the Wirral from space © Chris Hadfield/Twitter

The beauty of Liverpool and the Wirral at night has been captured on camera from space after Canadian astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, shared this amazing picture with his 600,000 Twitter followers.

The evocative image, which has received more than 2,400 re-tweets, was captioned: “Liverpool on the Mersey, very bright on a clear coastal night.”

The 53-year-old flight engineer has gained worldwide fame with his earth photos since he has been orbiting earth on the International Space Station.

Many users replied to his Mersey picture and one tweeter Janet E Davis, said: “@cmdr_hadfield Thank you for the pic of Liverpool looking beautiful and somewhat fragile :-)”

Facebook user Jennifer Dodd said: “This is incredible. Also the lovely Wirral peninsula.”

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