Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, currently on board the International Space Station, has been tweeting images of major cities prior to Earth Hour.
He wrote, "New York City, lit up like a bulb. The Statue of Liberty is clearly visible in the night from above".
The commander also highlighted that "spiderwebs of light expanding out from the dark river border" could be seen of Detroit and Windsor.
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Detectives in Westminster are investigating after the man was discovered on the Route 189 bus in Marylebone shortly after midnight.
The murderer was shaking and appeared to be gasping for air for around 13 minutes before dying.