The Best Photos Of Hawaii Ever Made Were Taken In Space & Then Tweeted

Ever since we stumbled onto engineer Dave MacLean’s interactive ArcGIS astronaut twitpic aggregator map, we have been simultaneously awestruck, giddy, speechless, and blithering at the beauty known as Planet Earth. The map really makes procrastination something worthwhile.

By using geolocation tags in the photos made and tweeted by astronauts and cosmonauts on board the International Space Station, the map marks them on the globe and links to the original tweet. The whole wide world is freaking awesome, but since we live in Hawaii, here are the photos of this great state — including Hurricane Julio “under the cover of darkness,” and Oahu at night that looks as if lava is spilling down the mountains — as seen from the best Twitter feeds on the Internet right now:

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