Monday, December 19, 2011

Cities from Space - Tel Aviv, Israel

Today we look at Tel Aviv, Israel. The photo was taken February 22, 2010 by the International Space Station Expedition 26 crew.
Image from NASA's The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
Studies looking at light pollution in Israel have indicated a direct link between light at night and breast cancer. Further studies suggest that blue light at night especially increases risks for health problems. For more on this, have a look at this page from the Campaign For Dark Skies website.

For more on fighting light pollution in Israel, you can contact the Israel Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association.  A direct link to their website is here

Tomorrow we swing way to the north to take a look at Moscow, Russia.

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