Good morning, Earth!

One of the best of 2013 so far. Commander Chris Hadfield has gripped the Twitterverse with his three or four-a-day tweets featuring the most stunning views of our planet that Your Working Girl has ever clapped her eyes on. The International Space Station runs in the UTC, Coordinated Universal Time zone which is Greenwich Mean Time for those who have atomic clocks. If you are awake, you can see his first tweet of the day, “Good morning, Earth” will come at about 0230 hours EST. “Tonight’s Finale” arrives at about 1930 hours EST. Your Working Girl’s favourite is pictured here.

Tonight’s Finale: Newfoundland. The Rock on the horizon.

And Hadfield brings a bit of poetry, geography and wit and the occassional audio file to his 140 characters.  Take a look at these bon mots (but come back right away to see the rest of the column).

@Cmdr_Hadfield: A island off the Pacific coast of Mexico spins clouds into swirls of lace.

@Cmdr_Hadfield: Easter Finale: The Sun, a bright point of light surrounded by profound blackness, our world glowing in-between.

@Cmdr_Hadfield: Space Sounds – This is what it sounds like when Soyuz docks with the Station:

He has 606,700 twitter followers. And the show’s playing until his mission ends on May 13, 2013.

It’s worth joining Twitter to follow Chris Hadfield. And while you’re up there, you can follow Your Working Girl!

(Good heavens – did she really say that?)

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