Tim Peake tweets incredible timelapse video from space that shows the UK and Europe lit up at night

The British astronaut posted stunning timelapse video from the International Space Station.

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British astronaut Tim Peake posted an incredible timelapse video of the United Kingdom and Europe on Wednesday evening from the International Space Station (ISS).

Major Peake’s latest glimpse from space shows what the continent looks like at night time - beautifully lit up by homes and streetlights.

He captioned the video with the words: “Hi UK and BBC Radio 2 Simon Mayo listeners, waving right back at you!".

Major Peake made his journey to the ISS in December of last year, becoming the seventh UK-born person in space.

His first spacewalk occurred on January 15, only for it to be cut short after a colleague reported water in his helmet.

Mr Peake has entertained from the International Space Station from Christmas messages to phoning the wrong person