Sarnia at night a “sweet” sight but weather prevents a good pic

An photo of Sarnia from Space by Astronaut Chris Hadfield. An attempt to get a night shot yesterday failed due to cloudy skies. The Sarnia-born Commander of the International Space Station says he'll try the night shot again.

An photo of Sarnia from Space by Astronaut Chris Hadfield. An attempt to get a night shot yesterday failed due to cloudy skies. The Sarnia-born Commander of the International Space Station says he’ll try the night shot again.

Sarnia-born astronaut Chris Hadfield could see the lights of his hometown but the weather didn’t allow a good photo.

Residents of Sarnia-Lambton turned on all their lights between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm last night in the hopes that Hadfield could get a picture of the city at night from the International Space Station. Hadfield is in orbit for until July and will take command of the space station in March.

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley, who was in email contact with Hadfield and NASA to arrange the event, says the weather simply didn’t cooperate. Hadfield said “I saw it and so sweet to see.” But he could not get a clear night picture. Hadfield says he’ll keep trying to get a night picture.

Bradley wrote to Hadfield; “The community has bonded and come together in the last few days preparing to light up the city.   Homes and businesses, city hall and ball diamonds, the runways at Chris Hadfield Airport were a blaze.   It was a powerful display of Sarnia’s affection, admiration and respect for you.”

Bradley adds the weather may have created problems but this will give Sarnia-Lambton another opportunity to light up the night sky.

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