ESA astronaut Tim Peake took this image from the International Space Station during his six-month Principia mission. He commented: "Been some great night passes over Europe recently… I am waving!"
Professional photographer Max Alexander has known Tim Peake from before his launch into space and gave Tim photography tips during his mission. Max comments: "Lights on the ground, lights in the sky and lights in space make up this dazzling image. The United Kingdom and Ireland are immediately recognisable; the purples and greens of the Aurora Borealis shine to the north; and stars glow overhead. This photograph of manmade and natural light firmly places us in our cosmic habitat."
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