On board the International Space Station (ISS), German astronaut Alexander Gerst took the opportunity from space to capture a photo of Earth blanketed with cloud cover.
Gerst is a geophysicist and volcanologist on his second mission on the ISS, and his first as a mission commander.
He recently appeared live from the station, making a guest appearance at a concert performed by electronica band, Kraftwerk.
Originally published by Cosmos as A cloud-covered world
Kelly Wong is the social media manager at The Royal Institution of Australia. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science, Allergy and Immunology, Hons Class I.
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