Astronaut Karen Nyberg's best photos from space

Many of us were captivated by the photos of Commander Chris Hadfield when he did his tour aboard the International Space Station; now, Karen Nyberg has picked up the camera, and has been sharing her stunning photos with users on Twitter and Pinterest. Here are some of our favourite photos she's snapped while aboard the ISS. You can view them all on her Pinterest board Our Home. Planet Earth.

The Canary Islands and, in Nyberg's words, "really cool cloud patterns." Taken July 6, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
The Canary Islands and, in Nyberg's words, "really cool cloud patterns." Taken July 6, 2013.
Photo of storms moving through Asia on July 24, 2013. Nyberg said that it was the greatest accumulation of storms she had seen in a single place.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Photo of storms moving through Asia on July 24, 2013. Nyberg said that it was the greatest accumulation of storms she had seen in a single place.
Dusk falls as the ISS travels south of the tip of Africa. Taken July 28, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Dusk falls as the ISS travels south of the tip of Africa. Taken July 28, 2013.
A view of Bangkok lit up at night, under light cloud cover. Taken August 15, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
A view of Bangkok lit up at night, under light cloud cover. Taken August 15, 2013.
View over the Souther Pacific from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
View over the Souther Pacific from space.
View of the Bahamas from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
View of the Bahamas from space.
Image of clouds from space, taken July 26, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Image of clouds from space, taken July 26, 2013.
Image of the Big Dipper, taken July 20, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Image of the Big Dipper, taken July 20, 2013.
View of Earth from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
View of Earth from space.
A "spider nest"-looking cloud over Corsica, taken July 10, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
A "spider nest"-looking cloud over Corsica, taken July 10, 2013.
Image of clouds taken from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Image of clouds taken from space.
The Dead Sea and The Sea of Galilee, taken on August 18, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
The Dead Sea and The Sea of Galilee, taken on August 18, 2013.
Image of clouds taken from space on August 13, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Image of clouds taken from space on August 13, 2013.
Image of clouds taken over the Pacific ocean, taken August 3, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Image of clouds taken over the Pacific ocean, taken August 3, 2013.
The Euphrates River, Iraq, taken July 6, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
The Euphrates River, Iraq, taken July 6, 2013.
The Nile, Sudan, from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
The Nile, Sudan, from space.
Sunset seen over Rio de la Plata in South America. Taken July 15, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Sunset seen over Rio de la Plata in South America. Taken July 15, 2013.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is seen in the lower right of this picture, which was taken August 17, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, is seen in the lower right of this picture, which was taken August 17, 2013.
Sinai is seen under the tip of one of the space station's solar arrays.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Sinai is seen under the tip of one of the space station's solar arrays.
Nyberg explains that on the ISS, the first hint of a sunrise is blue, followed by red creeping in. Taken July 30, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Nyberg explains that on the ISS, the first hint of a sunrise is blue, followed by red creeping in. Taken July 30, 2013.
Photo of Taiwan taken on July 22, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Photo of Taiwan taken on July 22, 2013.
Texas, Gulf of Mexico coast, as seen from space.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Texas, Gulf of Mexico coast, as seen from space.
Turkey is seen from space, from Antalya to Lake Beysehir.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Turkey is seen from space, from Antalya to Lake Beysehir.
Photo of Vancouver, B.C. taken on July 6, 2013.
Image from space taken by astronaut Karen Nyberg
Photo of Vancouver, B.C. taken on July 6, 2013.

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