The earth at night, as photographed by NASA. You've got to see this!

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I saw that before, it really puts things into perspective. I really wish more pictures were taken like that, but who knows how much money was involved for that to be taken? I can only dream how the earth looks in space compared to the other planets. Or I can pick up an IMAX DVD.
 

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The NASA channel is one of the best during flights.
It has live feeds of pic and daily activitys.
When on the big screen it makes for a great event.
Dmac
 

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I've had that image as my desktop background at home and at work since it was posted on the APOD. It is effing amazing.
 

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Larry,
No problem. Glad to do it.
Kolya and John,
I downloaded a copy of the picture and have it on my desktop too. It's too bad NASA is not selling posters of it. They would sell many of them. I know I'd get it framed and hang it up in the den.
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Wow, 'great wallpaper' was the first thing that popped into my mind!!!
I cropped it to show only North america since the image is HUGE... and if i stretched it, it lookeed weird
 

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A poster would be mint. It reminds me when I was 15 and saw on the TV that guy standing in front of the 4 tanks at Tiananmen square and I said to myself If I ever see a poster of that I'll be buying it. A few years later at the largest shopping mall in the world I saw it and it has since been the centerpiece picture of the room.
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spaceshots.com has some good earth/space posters. They have one similar to the topic picture, but with some extra crap at the bottom. I saw it, and bought some others, at Pier 39, in San Fancisco.
 

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Nobody notice how amazingly the Nile river is lit? From Mediterranean right up to lake Nasser, that’s got to be about 750 miles! Talk about uneven population distribution ;-)
Probably everybody has a waterfront estate, hehe.
[Edited last by Mike Lenthol on September 08, 2001 at 09:58 PM]
 

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The thing that surprised me, and this is in no way intended to be derogatory, is how lit up India is. I would never expected that. I am not in any way saying that I thought of India as uncivilized, but I would not have expected the concentration of light there that the picture shows.
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I had that as my wallpaper for a while. It is both-
1. Breathtaking- imagine zipping by all the other planets, and then passing this one! As an interstellar traveler, you'd have to stop.

2. Saddening- it's a reminder of the over-use of natural resources, and the main reason I can't see many stars at night.
You should see the night sky from the top of a submarine in the middle of the ocean on a clear night during the new moon. Truly breathtaking!
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The only thing I would have liked was that they would be closer to the equator.
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