Astronaut takes breathtaking photo of Manila from space
"At long last - Manila, capital of the Philippines, delicately shining in the night," he said via Twitter.
Hadfield, who has been living onboard the ISS since last December in preparation for Expedition 35, regularly posts photos and mission updates. However, this image of the nation's most densely populated metropolis is a first for him.
The photo, as posted by Hadfield on his Twitter account at 7:29 a.m. on March 6, shows Manila at nighttime, with main roads and highways clearly visible due to streetlights and traffic —most notably EDSA, which forms a semi-circle with the port area at its center.
Hadfield's constant activity on social media has made him an online celebrity in his own right, with almost half a million followers to date. — GMA News