Amazing view of Mount Everest - from space!

Take a look at this amazing picture – it’s not often you see Mount Everest from this angle!

Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko took this image earlier this month from the International Space Station and it’s since gone around the world thanks to Twitter.

It’s not easy to take such a spectacular shot, according to Ron Garan, a former cosmonaut.

He told The Atlantic: “All the photos we take from space are taken in the crew's own personal time. No time is allotted in our work day normally for Earth pictures. 

“So if we want to capture a specific point on the ground we have to first know exactly when we will fly over that spot, second be available to grab a camera and get to a window, and third have the weather and proper sun angles to get a great shot. 

“Over the course of my six months in space I was never able to get all three of those to align for Mt. Everest."

Well done Yuri!
 
[Image: Yuri Malenchenko for NASA] 
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