A Canadian astronaut has taken another stunning photograph of Yorkshire from space.

Commander Chris Hadfield returned to earth this week after a stint on the International Space Station, but not before he posted the picture of West Yorkshire at night on Twitter.

His Tweet read, “North central England in April. A web of roads, railways and light. Do you recognize the cities?”

Nighttime Yorkshire from space. Pic courtesy of Chris Hadfield/NASA

Nighttime Yorkshire from space. Pic courtesy of Chris Hadfield/NASA

The picture shows the lights of West Yorkshire’s towns and cities, which can clearly be identified.

Cmdr Hadfield, 53, has been regularly Tweeting his pictures from space and recently also took a beautiful photograph of the Humber and East Riding.

The Humber estuary from space. Pic courtesy Chris Hadfield/NASA

The Humber estuary from space. Pic courtesy of Chris Hadfield/NASA

And the astronaut, who returned to Earth on Monday, has also tweeted that he has strong family connections in Yorkshire.

In a message to a Twitter user he said, “Good Morning, Lesley! My family is from your area, Sheffield and Wakefield. Great-granddad Austin Hadfield moved to Canada ~1908.”

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