[VJ] one amazing photo

edited October 2001 in General Discussion

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  • edited December 1969
    Check the link below...This is really a sight to behold!
    The image is a panoramic view of the world from the new space station. It is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating the populated areas. You can scroll East-West and North-South.

    Note that Canada's population is almost exclusively along the U.S. border. Moving east to Europe, there is a high population concentration along the Mediterranean Coast. It's easy to spot London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. Check out the development of Israel compared to the rest of the Arab
    countries.

    Note the Nile River and the rest of the "Dark Continent". After the Nile, the lights don't come on again until Johannesberg. Look at the Australian Outback and the Trans-Siberian Rail Route. Moving east, the most striking observation is the difference between North and South Korea. Note the density of Japan.

    What a piece of photography. It is an absolutely awesome picture of the Earth taken from the Boeing built Space Station last November on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric conditions.

    It's large at 2000 x 1200

    I am using it as a destop from:
    http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/wallpaper_display.php?pic=earthatnight_1024.jpg

    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg

    [url=http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg]Earth at Night[/url]
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: one amazing photo[/b]

    [quote]
    Check the link below...This is really a sight to behold!
    The image is a panoramic view of the world from the new space
    station. It is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating
    the populated areas. You can scroll East-West and North-South.

    [/quote]
    Although very cool, it is also disturbing to many of us in my field that the night sky is disappearing not only in cities but in many observatory skies located 'nearby'. My project is located about 3 hours west of Tucson, which has been quite friendly to astronomy by mandating certain lighting practices for their public projects (roads, etc.). Even so, Tucson is the biggest source of background light for almost any observation that looks toward the eastern sky. It is one of the few cities that I know have even thought about their impact though. If you're curious, one place for information is here.


    [img]http://www.clanplaid.net/~charon/charon.gif[/img]
  • edited December 1969
    There's my house! [nt]


  • edited December 1969
    Even Cooler...

    Look at the following URL. It uses the night map plus a current map of the clouds, overlayed on a huge picture of the earth.

    It's an even cooler desktop. :)

    Can be customized to show things several different ways. Even a round earth.

    I found it about a year ago, it'd be kinda cool to rip off a globe at each angle... Make a QTVR of the current earth :) Real, interactive, up-to-date picture of the earth. Mostly... :)

    Click Here!
    image
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Re: one amazing photo[/b]

    It's surprising to me how bright India is. Guess I've never thought of them as having enough technology to light the entire country.

    [quote]
    Check the link below...This is really a sight to behold!
    The image is a panoramic view of the world from the new space
    station. It is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating
    the populated areas. You can scroll East-West and North-South.

    Note that Canada's population is almost exclusively along the
    U.S. border. Moving east to Europe, there is a high population
    concentration along the Mediterranean Coast. It's easy to spot
    London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna. Check out the development
    of Israel compared to the rest of the Arab
    countries.

    Note the Nile River and the rest of the "Dark
    Continent". After the Nile, the lights don't come on again
    until Johannesberg. Look at the Australian Outback and the
    Trans-Siberian Rail Route. Moving east, the most striking
    observation is the difference between North and South Korea.
    Note the density of Japan.

    What a piece of photography. It is an absolutely awesome picture
    of the Earth taken from the Boeing built Space Station last
    November on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric
    conditions.

    It's large at 2000 x 1200

    I am using it as a destop from:
    [/quote]
    [quote]
    http://www.space.com/php/multimedia/imagedisplay/wallpaper_display.php?pic=earthatnight_1024.jpg
    [/quote]
    [quote]
    http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg

    [/quote]
  • edited December 1969
    [b]Damn![/b]

    That is one cold, lonely bastard:

    image

    I hope he has a satellite dish that can pull in Skinemax, because he can't be getting much action up there. Muffin, that's not your house, is it?

    Zag
  • edited December 1969
    Depends on what you mean by "whole country" ;)

    It's surprising to me how bright India is. Guess I've never
    thought of them as having enough technology to light the entire
    country.

    The vast majority of Indian households don't have indoor plumbing, let alone power. However, when you have over 1 billion people in an area about 1/3 of the continental US, even a small number with power can light it up ;)

    -Mori
  • edited December 1969
    Those are all oil lamps [nt]


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