Floodwaters pour into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton, Australia on Tuesday morning. Photo taken by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, to be Commander of Expedition 35.
Floodwaters pour into the Coral Sea near Rockhampton, Australia on Tuesday morning. Photo taken by Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, currently living in space aboard ISS as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34, to be Commander of Expedition 35.

Astronaut photographs Rockhampton rain deluge into Coral Sea

A CANADIAN astronaut has given Rockhampton region a unique view of the flooding crisis after taking a picture of the bulging Fitzroy River from the International Space Station.

Commander Chris Hadfield tweeted pictures to his 278,000 followers, showing the impact of the floods on the Queensland coast line including the Capricorn Coast, Gladstone, Maryborough and Bundaberg.

Commander Hadfield told his followers he had stayed up late on the space station to be able to take the photos of flooding across Queensland.

The astronaut uses twitter to send out photos from across the world and to tell people about life on the international space station.

He tweeted several pictures of Australian attractions to celebrate Australia Day.

Visit twitter.com/cmdr_hadfield to see his tweets.

Commander Hadfield is scheduled to land back on Earth on May 16.



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