Waitaki from the heavens

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SPACE VIEW: On Monday retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted this photo on Twitter of the Waitaki River taken from space during his time as commander of the International Space Station in 2012-13.

Mr Hadfield posted the photo with the caption “.@boonman Yes, I took MANY photos of New Zealand. It is beautiful from space. Here’s one – do you recognize where?” following a query from tweeter @boonman asking whether he took an photos of New Zealand while in space.

Mr Hadfield’s tweet received more than 80 comments, was retweeted at least 169 times and was favourited 434 times.

PHOTO: TWITTER