Scotland snapped from space

Alexander Gerst tweeted the picture from the International Space Station.

An astronaut has captured the whole of Scotland in a photo taken from the International Space Station.

Alexander Gerst posted the snap he took as he passed over Europe on social media.

The German tweeted: “Greetings to #Scotland – looks like a great day down there! #BlueDot”

The geophysicist is spending six months in orbit as part of the Blue Dot mission.

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