From ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano comes an absolutely gorgeous view of our planet from space.

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Parmitano captured this view of a cloud-covered Earth yesterday from the International Space Station. He arrived aboard humanity's orbital outpost back in May, as a member of Expedition 36. He's been tweeting photos from low-Earth orbit ever since – follow him on Twitter for regular updates!

[ESA and Luca Parmitano via Amy Shira Teitel]