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An Astronaut Took This Stunning Cloud-Free Picture Of Ireland From Space

By James Fenton

August 8, 2018 at 1:32pm

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Apart from a couple of major events, 2018 will be remembered as a fairly decent one for Irish weather. Particularly since the onset of the summer, with temperatures soaring for weeks on end and barely a cloud in the sky, for the most part anyway.

The perfect opportunity, one would think, to take a photo of our lovely little rock from space. Except for the fact most of us have never been. If we were lucky enough though, we'd struggle to match this effort from a NASA astronaut.

Captured in February, would you believe, the image depicts the area around Connemara National Park, including Lough Mask, the Twelve Bens and the islands of Inishturk and Inishbofin.

Behold the breathtaking snap in all it's glory...

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The amazing image was taken by a member of the Expedition 54 crew who have been aboard the International Space Station since December 2017. Find out more about the area captured in the image here.

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