What does Auckland look like from space?

Auckland, as photographed from the International Space Station.
SCOTT KELLY/ TWITTER

Auckland, as photographed from the International Space Station.

You can't quite make out Eden Park or the traffic banking up on the motorways but a photo taken from the International Space Station has painted a stunning picture of Auckland from above.

The photo was snapped by American astronaut Scott Kelly.

Kelly shared the photo on Twitter on Saturday with the comment "sorry we don't see you much during your day but you look great down there".

Fortunately it was a perfectly cloudless day, with a top of 17 degrees Celsius.

Kelly is aboard the station for a one-year mission and has shared pictures of all parts of the globe with his Twitter followers.

Several discerning Twitter users rotated the photo of Auckland to line it up with google maps images.

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