Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cities from Space - London, England

Today's image is London, England (with a few clouds). The photo was taken February 4, 2003 by the Expedition 6 crew of the International Space Station.

Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
London is not known for its dark skies, but the dark sky movement is very much gaining hold in England and all of the United Kingdom.

The British Astronomical Association's Campaign for Dark Skies is active in fighting light pollution. The UK is home to Galloway Forest Park (Scotland), the UK's first International Dark Sky Park; the Isle of Sark, the world's first Dark Sky Island (and an International Dark Sky Community); and Exmoor National Park - an International Dark Sky Reserve.

To keep up with the astronomy and dark sky news in the UK I highly recommend Steve Owens' blog Dark Sky Diary.

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