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Snapping Dublin’s city lights from space is how NASA celebrated St Patrick’s Day
Everyone feels just a little bit Irish when St. Patrick’s Day comes around.
This year, the feast fell on Friday with millions of human beings across the world enjoying festivities with families and friends. But it seems that even NASA’s off-world astronauts were getting in on the fun.
Astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who is currently residing on the ISS, shared the below snap of Dublin from the space station at night, detailing the city’s ring roads, harbour and buzzing city centre.
Happy #StPatricksDay Spectacular #Dublin, Ireland captured by @thom_astro from @Space_Station. Enjoy the #StPatricksFest Parade down there! pic.twitter.com/5yKuFyoOUc
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) March 17, 2017
Incidentally, the snap was actually taken by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet in February 2017, but resharing the image a month later seemed a bit more appropriate for obvious reasons.
Nevertheless, if you’re looking for a new wallpaper, or perhaps would like to see how pretty Ireland’s capital city really is, have a gander at the full-res image here.