Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Cities from Space - Boston, Mass

It is day six of our 31 day tour of cities from space at night. Today, brings Boston, Massachusetts as photographed December 8, 2010 by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station:

Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
As in many major urban areas the light pollution in the Boston area is quite a problem.  Thankfully the New England Light Pollution Advisory Group is on hand to try to make a difference. Be sure to check out their website to see what they are up to and how you can help to fight light pollution.

You can also watch this short video that they produced on light pollution and lighting in their area:

1 comment:

  1. Glad you posted this, and especially glad you posted the link to Advisory Group. It's easy to take light pollution for granted... but there's no need to do so. Please keep up this good and important work. - Amanda HW