Commander Hadfield posts Portsmouth space shot

An image of Portsmouth take from space by Commander Chris Hadfield
An image of Portsmouth take from space by Commander Chris Hadfield
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An astronaut has shared a stunning photograph of the Portsmouth area he took from orbit around Earth.

Commander Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut who shot to fame after posting messages on social media from on board the International Space Station.

At the weekend, he published another of his famous space photos.

This time, it was of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. From the picture, you can clearly see the naval base and its basins, and all the major surrounding towns.

Cdr Hadfield said on Twitter: ‘Here’s Portsmouth, with the famed naval base visible from Earth orbit.’

· You can follow Cdr Hadfield on Twitter by clicking here.