Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cities from Space - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It is Dubai of the United Arab Emirates as photographed by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station on December 9, 2010.
Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Near the upper left is one of the Palm Islands (I believe it is Palm Jumeira) - the first of three constructed Palm Tree islands there.  Nothing in Dubai seems done half way and that certainly holds true for for the lighting as Dubai is one of the most light polluted cities in the world.

Starry Night Over Dubai by Babak Trafreshi
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Tomorrow we look at Tel-Aviv, Israel.

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