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Antimatter Man
Join Date: May 2004
Location: that interweb thing
2009-08-31, 16:13

The Earth at Night from Space is cool.

But if you're rather a bit more detail, check out Cities at Night as seen by ISS crews

Light pollution is teh suck for astronomers, but the pics from above are often purty. Click for sources in most cases.

The “Vegas Strip”
of casinos and hotels—reputed to be the brightest spot on Earth—stands out in the center of this image due to both its brightness and its diversity of light colors. Image ISS016-E-27168 was taken on February 4, 2008, using the 400 mm lens.

Chicago, Illinois
, is home to roughly three million people, but the wider metropolitan area includes nearly 10 million. By day (top), the cement-colored urban center of the city blends almost imperceptibly into the gray-green colors of suburbs and then farmland. By night (lower), the region’s ten million people cannot be missed. ISS007-E-16747 (top) was taken on October 8, 2003, with a 50 mm lens. ISS007-E-16525 (bottom) was taken on October 7, 2003, with a 50 mm lens.

UK + Ireland
Looking east from a location southwest of Ireland, an astronaut took this nighttime panorama of population centers in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Image ISS016-E-27034 was taken on February 1, 2008, using a 28 mm lens.


Hong Kong

Youtube version

All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand.