Friday, December 16, 2011

Cities from Space - Cairo, Egypt

The city lights of Cairo, Egypt illuminate the desert night in this photo taken December 18, 2010 by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station:

Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
From space it is difficult to gauge the dramatic impact of light pollution.  Perhaps no image does it better than this one taken by PK Chen showing the nighttime view in the desert near Cairo.

Tomorrow Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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