Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has already made his name as a prolific Twitterer, who delights his 125,000 followers with live pictures from the International Space Station.
Now the Japanese engineer has gone one better, posting stunning footage of Earth and the Moon on his own YouTube channel.
This morning he posted a two-minute video of the Earth filmed from the window of the new observation deck on the orbiter.
‘Welcome to the journey over Madagascar! Enjoy the out-of-the-world view,’ he wrote.
The outline of the world’s fourth largest island is clearly visible under patchy cloud, as the space station zooms at 17,500MPH over head.