Monday, December 26, 2011

Cities from Space - Singapore

Today's city is Singapore. As you can see there is a tremendous amount of light shining up from Singapore. The dark areas include a large nature preserve and regions of water.

The view from above and judging from how things look on the ground, I am guessing that there aren't much of any light pollutions controls in Singapore. The bright skyglow of Singapore is visible from quite a distance away.

To me what is most astonishing about this view of Singapore is that even the boats off shore are brightly illuminated.  Take a look at this zoom of the above shot:

One would think that sailing away from this city of over 5 million people would provide the opportunity to experience darkness.  That can't happen on a brightly illuminated boat.

This world tour is nearing its end. Tomorrow we (finally) cross the equator and head for Australia.

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