Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Tim Peake snaps Edinburgh from the International Space Station

Tim Peake tweet Image copyright Tim Peake

UK astronaut Tim Peake has tweeted a picture of Edinburgh taken from the International Space Station.

Major Peake is currently on a six-month tour in space as a crewman on the ISS.

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The spaceman said the Scottish capital looked like it was enjoying some good weather - but some people replied that it was a bit cold on the ground.

Major Peake's wife Rebecca grew up in Comrie, Perthshire. His shot of Edinburgh comes the day after he ran a space marathon.

Major Peake ran the distance of the London race on a treadmill on the ISS - in three hours and 35 minutes.