20 Of The Best "Around The World" Photos From Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been tweeting some amazing shots from the International Space Station. As he prepares to come back to Earth, here’s some of his best shots from above the world.

1. Africa

Farming patterns disrupting the landscape

2. Australia

The outback of Australia is its own painting

3. Brazil

Where the linear farms meet the free river

4. Brazil 2

Farming. Or brain?

5. Canada

Frozen patterns

6. Caymans

Island paradise

7. Central Asia

More patchwork art

8. China

Who knew mining pits looked like this from Space?

9. Israel

The Nile and the Sinai

10. Malaysia

The birth of a storm over Malaysia

11. Saudi Arabia

Stark and strangely beautiful

12. Siberia

Clouds, snow and a lake that holds 1/5th of the Earth’s fresh water

13. Syria

Looks so calm from so far high

14. Texas

UFOs? No, just farming

15. The Sahara

Changing the landscape in real time

16. Turkey

Chess? No, just more farming in Turkey

17. USA

Northern Lights over the USA

18. Moon Rise

Has the Moon ever looked this good?

19. Oil, air & water

Chemistry in Space. So cool

20. Desert art

Wind meets sand equals natural art

The Man; Chris Hadfield

The man who brought Space, science and the wonders of our planet, to the masses via 140 characters. Thank you

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