Queensland floods seen from space

Looking down from outer-space, a Canadian astronaut has captured the Queensland floods from a different perspective.

Staying up late last night Chris Hadfeild took photos of the floods while the International Space Station was passing over Queensland.

He shared his images with the world via social networking site Twitter.


Hadfield tweeted: "@Cmdr_Hadfield You can see the floodwaters pouring straight through Bundaberg and into the ocean. Keep safe and dry down there!"


@Cmdr_Hadfield The flooding and flow into the Coral Sea at Gladstone, Australia – visible from the Space Station.


@Cmdr_Hadfield Flooding in Maryborough, Australia – visible as we flew over Tuesday morning, 29 Jan.


@Cmdr_Hadfield Floodwaters pour into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton, Australia on Tuesday morning.


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