British astronaut Tim Peake stunned his followers after tweeting some incredible snaps of Britain from space.

Major Tim Peake treated his Twitter fans when he uploaded a stunning snap of Great Britain from his vantage point on the International Space Station.

The picture shows Blighty looking beautiful at night, with major towns and cities lip up in the darkness of space.
 Ground control to Major Tim… the Brit astronaut gives a thumbs up from space.

The 43-year-old uploaded the picture to Twitter with the cheeky caption: “Hey, I recognise that place!”

In the incredible shot you can make out London, the M25 and the major towns along the motorway corridors going north.

A second picture shows London at midnight on Saturday, with the caption: “I’d rather be up here… but only just!!”
 
Tim’s snap of London from space is simply incredible.

In this stunning snap it is easy to make out the City of London and Canary Wharf, since they are the brightest points in the capital.

The dark patches are the Royal Parks, whilst you can clearly see the river Thames snaking through the city and cutting it in two.  Star Chores… Major Tim conducts a space walk to mend a broken component.

Major Tim became the first Brit to perform a space walk earlier this month, after he blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan in December last year.

The intrepid space explorer is set to spend six months aboard the ISS, which orbits the Earth at an average altitude of 220 miles.

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