Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cities from Space - Melbourne & Sydney, Australia

The world tour of city lights from space heads Down Under today as Visible Suns looks at Melbourne & Sydney, Australia.

First up is Melbourne with an image that was taken January 15, 2011 by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station:

Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Next is Sydney:

The image of Sydney was taken April 5, 2003 by the ISS Expedition 6 crew.

The International Dark-Sky Association maintains its Australia/Asia-Pacific Regional Office in Turramurra, New South Wales 2074
Australia. For more information on light pollution in the area be sure to check out the Sydney Outdoor Lighting Improvement Society, the Strathfield Light Pollution File and the Light Pollution Awareness page from the Astronomical Society of New South Wales.

Tomorrow, Brasilia, Brazil. 

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