Congratulations to England for making its way to the finals of Rugby World Cup. Astronaut Luca Parmitano captured from ISS England, U.K.. The photo shows Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Mann Island and Lake District.

Credit: Luca Parmitano, ESA, NASA

England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world’s first industrialised nation. England’s terrain is chiefly low hills and plains, especially in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the north (for example, the Lake District and Pennines) and in the west. Geographically England includes the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus such offshore islands as the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. Important influences on the climate of England are its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, its northern latitude and the warming of the sea by the Gulf Stream. Rainfall is higher in the west, and parts of the Lake District receive more rain than anywhere else in the country.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Luca Parmitano’s Tweet
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