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Today we share a photo of Ireland – home of Siliconrepublic.com – that astronaut Alexander Gerst snapped from aboard the International Space Station. He then shared the photo with his roughly 181,000 followers on Twitter on 2 November, and the image has drawn 634 retweets and 895 Favourites at time of writing.
What stands out about Gerst’s photo of Ireland from space is the angle – the island appears to have been flipped onto its right side, with counties Cork and Kerry at the top left.