03/15/2013 11:13 EDT | Updated 03/18/2013 03:03 EDT

Chris Hadfield Pictures From Space Mapped

Space becomes Chris Hadfield.

He's been delivering an unparalleled perspective on our homeworld ever since he rode a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station on December 21.

"India, through a hole in the clouds," the Canadian astronaut tweeted in early January, along with a picture he had taken of patchwork greens and browns under gauzy clouds.

Another snow-speckled image of Canada's northeast harks back to his days as a fighter pilot.

"Goose Bay, Happy Valley, Labrador. I flew CF-18s as an RCAF fighter pilot here," he tweeted.

Then there's Niagara Falls at night, all dressed up in glittering light.

And Cape Town, South Africa, slipping into the burnished blue sea.

And solitary Lake Baikal in Siberia, the "immensely old and deep" reservoir of a fifth of the Earth's fresh water.

They're just a handful of mesmerizing scenes from the man who framed the world. Scores more, cover every continent save for Antarctica. (The space station doesn't quite dip low enough to see it.)

And now, you can marvel at them all on one comprehensive map.

David MacLean, a geography teacher at a Nova Scotia college, has applied a little ground control to Hadfield's heavenly transmissions -- with a few taken by fellow astronaut Tom Marshburn -- and plotted them on an interactive online map.


MacLean dreamed up the project as a means of cataloguing the space ace's brilliant barrage of images.

"They're fantastic and it's great to be a part of his daily regimen, I guess you could say," he told The Huffington Post.

Clicking on any of those thumbnails calls up the actual photo taken from ISS. And clicking again, enlarges that image to its original glory.

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As for Hadfield, the 53-year-old astronaut isn't coming down to Earth just yet. In fact, he was promoted earlier this week to commander of the ISS -- marking the first time a Canadian has ever taken the helm of the orbiting lab.

Then there's a certain quirky collaboration with Canadian rockers, The Barenaked Ladies, a chat with Captain K--- err, William Shatner. Not to mention celestial shout-outs to more than half a million of his followers on Twitter.

With the space station orbiting the planet every 92 minutes, there are still so many scenes to be captured. And so many Earthlings to dazzle.

Earlier this week, Hadfield marked Pi Day -- a mathematician's dream date -- with a stunning close-up of the Sahara desert, "looking like the crust of a pie. Perfect for Pi Day!"

On Friday morning, our intrepid spaceman came travelling near his birthplace in Sarnia, Ontario. Or thereabouts.

"Good Morning to Southern Ontario - we're about to fly over! Can you see us?" he tweeted.

Affirmative, Commander Hadfield. We read you loud and clear.