By John Dodge

By John Dodge

CHICAGO (CBS) — The “grid” is unmistakable, the landmarks, and even newer, modern LED street lights all vividly captured … from space.

Astronauts on the International Space Station have been tweeting photos of Earth for years, but the images of our city continue to delight us.

A post on Chicago’s Reddit page took note of the brighter LED lights along a stretch of Elston.

A view from the International Space Station of Chicago, taken on April 5, 2016. (Credit: Twitter/Tim Kopra)

A view from the International Space Station of Chicago, taken on April 5, 2016. (Credit: Twitter/Tim Kopra)

One is also struck by the dark patches dotting the landscape, such as Graceland and Rosehill cemeteries on the North Side and Oak Woods on the South Side. The outlines of Navy Pier, the Adler Planetarium and Montrose Beach cut out into the blackness of Lake Michigan.

And, if one rotates the photo clockwise, the image takes on a map-like quality.

Chicago from space, rotated to from the original, which was taken as the ISS flew from west to east over the city. (Credit: Twitter/Tim Kopra)

Chicago from space, rotated to from the original, which was taken as the ISS flew from west to east over the city. (Credit: Twitter/Tim Kopra)

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