Sunday, October 30, 2011

Earth at night seen from the International Space Station

How many of Earth's cities can you recognize in the video below?  Cairo, Egypt seen at the end of the Nile River above stands out as to many cities in the U.S.

The view from the International Space Station gives a unique perspective on the cities below.  It is a view that especially at night highlights geography,  technology and much more. It also illustrates the tremendous waste of energy that produces light pollution. 

Visible Suns will soon be posting a comprehensive collection of still images of city lights as seen from space.

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