NASA photo composite: Earth at night

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    It's really cool how you can see exactly where the Trans-Siberian railway is.
     
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    That's interesting. Especially how there are only like 3 white dots on the right side of Antarctica.
     
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    Dennis: Very cool. Thanks for sharing! [​IMG]
     
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    That is fabulous! I love NASA shots of Earth like this! This is destined for computer wallpaper (via "Tile" setting). [​IMG]

    Thanks for the link/pic. (Note the few dots of light representing the Hawaiian Islands.)

    [​IMG]
     
  6. David Von Pein

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    Here's another nice pic .... of a beautiful spiral galaxy 70-Million light years from Earth! .........

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...1300_hst_f.jpg

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    Below is the August 30, 1997, "Picture Of The Day" via NASA -- The United States at night. (Just about the time a huge wave of new titles arrived in stores on 08/22/1997, on this new-fangled Digital video format known as "DVD". You can even see all the Wal-Mart cash registers lighting up from all the new DVD sales!) [​IMG] [​IMG] ........

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...t_dmsp_big.gif

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    That NASA website is a gold mine of great images! ......

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010906.html

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    If I didn't know better, I'd swear these images were mere drawings. Amazing! .......

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap041225.html

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...sini_pre10.jpg

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    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap050102.html

    I enjoyed this part of the caption for the photo linked above. ......

    >>> "With its abundance of liquid water, Earth supports a large variety of life forms, including potentially intelligent species such as dolphins and humans. Please enjoy your stay on Planet Earth."
     
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    I was first exposed to the picture of the earth at night while helping with graphics for a website. We built a flash movie intro that goes from day to night and zooms in on Africa. The site is for a great ministry called Circle of Light, which provides electricity to villages in rural Africa. You can check it out here.
     
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    Earth at night is now my wallpaper... very cool. (set to tile for best results) [​IMG]
     
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    I thought Texas had a horrific problem with light pollution at night. I will never move to the East Coast. [​IMG]


    beautiful pictures
     
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    I must be part of the problem. I know my wife is always complaining about my leaving unused lights on. [​IMG]
     
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    HERE is a website where you can download a free screensaver of the Earth. You enter in your latitude and longitude and it'll show you where the sun is shining and where it's night using satellite photos similar to the one that started this thread.

    Here's a screenshot:
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    By the way, I had no idea India was so densely populated... I mean I knew it was populated.. just not all over.
     
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    Really? You can't squeeze in a billion people in a country a third the size of the US without it being densely populated. Have you never watched the train rides they've had to do in "The Amazing Race"? [​IMG]

    That light map is very cool.
    We need to remember though that it doesn't reflect population size, it reflects electricity use... For example, Nigeria is Africa's most populated country, with around 140 million people, yet it's almost completely dark in that picture.

    /Mike
     

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