North Korea's Kim Jong-un
Kim Jong-Un has enforced blackouts on the people of North KoreaKCNA via Reuters

A Nasa astronaut has captured a powerful image that has got many people talking about the harsh conditions North Koreans live in. Scott Kelly is on-board the International Space Station (ISS) and tweeted a photo to his followers with the caption "Feel bad for the people of #NorthKorea when I see with my own eyes they live without electricity".

The image shows South Korea – at the top of the picture because of the angle it was taken – illuminated by lights in the dead of the night, whereas the North is all but blacked out, with the exception of Pyongyang, the capital.

North Korea recently admitted that it is experiencing its worst drought in 100 years, which has subsequently wreaked havoc on its power supplies. As a result, Kim Jong-Un has imposed mandatory blackouts on the country in nighttime.