In case you haven't heard, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield has been tweeting photos of Earth this week from his orbital perch on the International Space Station, and on Thursday he caught a nice shot of Westwood, Century City and Los Angeles.
According to the Canadian Space Agency, Hadfield launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft on Dec. 19 for his ride to the Space Station.
He tweeted photos of Australia, Nevada, and Southern California on Wednesday and Thursday. He described his Westwood-CC-LA photo by tweeting:
"Los Angeles, CA. The grey of pavement and dense population is visible from Earth orbit."
Hadfield is enjoying the views from orbit, and a lot of people on Earth are digging it with him. On Thursday afternoon he tweeted:
"A quarter million people, following these Tweets from orbit! I am honoured and humbled. Thanks to each of you for your interest and support!"
Hadfield is expecting to remain in space at least three more months. In March he will take over as first Canadian commander of the International Space Station. His targeted landing date is May 14, 2013.