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Astronaut tweets snowy, bright shots of Chicago from space

  • A photo of Chicago posted from the International Space Station Saturday.
A photo of Chicago posted from the International Space Station Saturday. (Handout. )
March 25, 2013|By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko | RedEye

International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield is putting all of Chicago’s skyline Instagrams to shame.

The Canadian astronaut – who frequently posts his view of Earth from space via his @cmdr_hadfield Twitter handle – recently captured two high up views of the city. Hadfield is the commander of ISS Expedition 35, hovering above the earth at about 230-miles.

“Chicago, a bright spot on the tip of Lake Michigan, glowing through the clouds.pic.twitter.com/ozMHff9OZb,” he posted in a tweet Saturday, which was shared more than 1,200 times on the social network.

Earlier in the month, Hadfield tweeted another photo of the city, showing patchy areas of snow on the ground and ice on the lake on an otherwise clear day March 7.

“Chicago on a clear winter's day, ice on the shore, busy O'Hare airport visible from orbit.pic.twitter.com/wICzMP7kKA,” he tweeted from orbit. 

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