Can You Spot the Mosses from Space?

September 29, 2020

A couple of weeks ago, we posted an infrared photo of the Marches Mosses from the EU Sentinel satellite. That got us to thinking, so we emailed Chris Hadfield, the Commander of the International Space Station from 2012-2013, asking if he’d taken any photos of the Mosses.

He was happy to help, and sent us this photo. We’re pretty sure the Mosses are in the photo, but we’d like your help. Can you spot them? If so, please send us a comment with where you think they’re located in the photo. We’ll post your comments and what we think is the Mosses next week.

Credit: Chris Hadfield/ CSA/ NASA

Chris Hadfield took this picture from the ISS using his Nikon D3S on 13 April 2013. You can read more about Commander Hadfield on

Remember – you don’t need a space station to visit the Marches Mosses. You can enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Mosses any day of the week, right here on earth.

Marches Mosses View from a Walking Trail Credit: Stephen Barlow