Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cities from Space - Istanbul, Turkey

Today have a look at the city lights of Istanbul (not Constantinople), Turkey as photographed December 18, 2010 by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station:

Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
The skyline of Istanbul makes for one of the images featured in the International Dark-Sky Association's Practical Guide #1 - an Introduction to Light Pollution. For another photo showing skyglow from Istanbul, be sure to check out Winter Fisheye over at The World at Night.

Tomorrow look for Cairo, Egypt.

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