ASTRONAUT CAPTURES STUNNING PHOTOS WHILE ABOARD THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Alexander Gerst, one of six current residents among the international space station, spends his free time capturing amazing photos of the earth.  With his unique perspective miles above, Gerst photographs amazing atmospheric events with clouds being one of his favorite subjects.

Casting shadows that seem to stretch into eternity, his photos put into perspective just how small we are on this enormous planet. Take a look at some of these amazing shots and find more at his Facebook page here.

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The eye of Super Typhoon Vongfong

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Hurricane Gonzalo over the Caribbean Sea

Image Credits: Alexander Gerst

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    What a crazy planet we live on!