How does Singapore look like from space?

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A fascinating image of Singapore taken from space caught the interest of netizens after US astronaut Tim Kopra tweeted the photo on Saturday (March 19).

It shows an intricate network of yellow lights glittering from the island at night, with several large areas and the Central Catchment Nature Reserve covered in darkness.

Kopra, 52, is the current commander of the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) and snapped the picture from the station.

His tweet which came with the hashtag #CitiesfromSpace, has been retweeted 980 times, attracting over 2,600 likes.

Kopra made his third career spacewalk in January with British stronaut Tim Peake to undertake a difficult mission to replace an electrical unit while under cover of darkness.

The ISS space laboratory has been orbiting Earth at about 28,000 kilometres per hour (17,000 miles per hour) since 1998.

chenj@sph.com.sg

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Monday, March 21, 2016 – 13:18
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