Astronaut Tim Peake Tweets his amazing view of the North East from space

Major Peake's photograph from space.
Major Peake's photograph from space.

British astronaut Major Tim Peake has posted an amazing view of the North East from the International Space Station.

The 44-year-old, who beat 8,000 other applicants for the place on the prestigious mission, shared his view on Twitter.

He tweeted: "Good weather over the Toon today! #NewcastleUponTyne".