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‘Miss the view’: ISS astronauts’ top 25 shots of Earth from space

world Updated: Jun 19, 2016 20:44 IST
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“Getting a photo masterclass from @stationcdrkelly - magical #aurora” - Astronaut Tim Peake.(astro_timpeake, Instagram)

British astronaut Tim Peake landed back on Earth along with three others on Saturday after completing a six-month mission on the International Space Station (ISS).

Peake, the first British astronaut on the ISS, parachuted down onto the Kazakh steppe in their Soyuz capsule at 0915 GMT after spending 186 days in orbit.

“It was incredible. The best ride I’ve ever been on,” Peake said. “It has just been fantastic, from start to finish.”

The 44-year-old former helicopter test pilot shot amazing pictures of planet Earth from the ISS during his six-month stint in space.

Here are 25 best photos shot from space by various astronauts including Peake.

Getting a photo masterclass from @stationcdrkelly - magical #aurora. #earth #colours #night

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

The dam makes this river look like a dragon's tail. #southdakota #river #snow #USA #oahe #dragon

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

Another image from my @stationcdrkelly #aurora masterclass.

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

Last #aurora photo from this morning's masterclass with @stationcdrkelly. #moon #night

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

“I’m going to miss the view,” Peake said after landing on Saturday.

Peake’s mission generated great excitement in Britain, where the government unveiled an ambitious new space policy on the eve of his departure for the International Space Station.

Peake’s time in space was marked by a number of milestones. In January, he became the first Briton to walk in space, undertaking a mission to replace an electrical unit.

A wintry looking #Moscow under the #aurora. #Russia

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

Succes! Great launch from @iss of 2 combined satellites from Texas universities. @utaustintx @tamu

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

#London midnight #Saturday – I’d rather be up here…but only just!! #toughcall #midnight #night #lights #urban

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

#Denmark, #Norway and #Sweden under the #aurora.

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

Is it just me or do I see some rocket flames down there? #africa #earth #earthart #flames #africaart #iss #space

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

In April he ran a marathon in space in record time, strapped into a treadmill while thousands ran the London Marathon.

Peake managed to achieve the fastest ever marathon in space by marking a time of three hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds, setting a Guinness World Record.

Aorounga impact crater in Chad. #AfricaArt

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

This one's for Luca Parmitano - beautiful Sicilia! #sicily #sicilia #Italy #italia

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

“The first time I saw the Earth was just a few moments after insertion into orbit,” he told CNN last month in an interview from the ISS.

“It was just the most incredible feeling to be in orbit and see the planet for the first time. It was spectacular,” he added.

After he landed he said, “It’s been a fantastic six months up here - (a) really remarkable, incredible experience.”

Some snow on the Welsh hills yesterday - I think I've climbed all of those thanks to the @britisharmy. #Wales #snow

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

The striking colour of Africa. #colour #africa

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

Spotted Mt. Villarrica smoking away over Chile on Sunday. #volcano #chile #smoke

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

The vast waters of the Tapajos river, Amazonia. #Brazil #amazonas #river

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

#EarthDay - a good time to reflect on the beauty of our planet. #beauty #planet #Earth #reflections #space

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

And finally the camera he used for shooting these photos...

Often asked what camera I use – all my Earth pics have been with a Nikon D4 & one of these lenses.

A photo posted by Tim Peake (@astro_timpeake) on

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