Sunday, December 25, 2011

Cities from Space - Taipei, Taiwan

Today we head south from Tokyo to Taipei, Taiwan:
Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Unlike Beijing, which seems to be dominate by low-pressure sodium lighting, or Seoul, which it dominated by white LED lighting, or even Tokyo which is predominantly mercury vapor, Taipei seems to have different regions of lighting.  There are patches of orange LPS and large sections of green mercury vapor. I don't know if the city's lights are in transition or not.

Light pollution is a problem in Taipei and people are complaining about it.

The photo of Taipei was taken by the Expedition 26 crew of the International Space Station on December 22, 2010.

This is unrelated to the whole world tour of city lights from space, but it is Christmas (already after Christmas in Taipei) and this is one of my favorites:

Merry Christmas!

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