Washington, D.C., as seen from orbit on the night before Obama's big day

Noted in space via Twitter

Noted in space: Washington, D.C.

On the eve of Barack Obama’s inauguration day, @Cmdr_Hadfield captured the scene from above:

Storified by Maclean’s Magazine· Sun, Jan 20 2013 19:14:29

Tonight’s Finale: Washington D.C. on Saturday night of the Inaugural Weekend. You can even follow the parade route. Hadfield

NASA also shared another image from the space station that shows the Potomac River and the National Mall: