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Photo of Atlanta at night from the ISS goes viral

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Atlanta as seen from the International Space Station (Courtesy: Commander Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency) Atlanta as seen from the International Space Station (Courtesy: Commander Chris Hadfield, Canadian Space Agency)
ATLANTA -

Ever wonder what is like to live in space for months on end? Ever wanted to look down and see what the Earth looks like from space at night?

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has been giving his more than 257,000 Twitter followers a look at what it is like to be aboard the International Space Station and Friday he shared his view of Atlanta at night.

In a photo Tweeted by former the Royal Canadian Air Force Colonel, one can make out metro Atlanta's many highways which look almost like white, lighted arteries. It is almost an ironic beauty for anyone who has been stuck in traffic on a Friday night trying to get home to start their weekend.

Also a yellowish hue of the higher-populated city and suburban neighborhoods can be seen in between the veins. Towards the bottom of his photo one can clearly make out Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport which the Commander points out in his tweet as being the world's busiest.

The photo prompted a lot of response on the FOX 5 Facebook page from viewers.

Commander Hadfield has been aboard the ISS since December 19. In his short time aboard, his Tweets have gotten the attention of some notable space enthusiast and even a former space captain, if you can call him that. William Shatner and Hadfield shared several tweets joking about his time orbiting the Earth.

Of course, unlike James T. Kirk, Hadfield's mission is five months, not five years. He is scheduled to be back on the ground May 14.

For more on the International Space Station, its mission, and when you might be able to spot it in the sky visit NASA's International Space Station website.

Maybe you can try to take a pict and tweet it to @Cmdr_Hadfield.

The staff at FOX 5 Atlanta thank Commander Hadfield for the great view and wish him well in his mission.

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