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9 de Agosto 2005

Earth at Night


Here's a nice little addition to your My Places which shows what the earth looks like from space at night.

Astronomers see this picture as light pollution ruining our views of the heavens. Environmentalists see this as wasted energy. I have to agree with both. It wouldn't take very much for us to start creating better lighting systems that light the ground, not the sky. But, still, this picture is pretty!

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 9 de Agosto 2005 a las 01:37 PM

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  • Comentarios

    Ah, so many ugly lights all over the planet.... Dark skies are hard to find these days, except, apparently, in the middle of South America.

    Enviado por: Jim at 17 de Agosto 2005 a las 04:32 PM

    Light pollution is indeed a problem, but you're right, Frank, it's a beautiful sight from space.

    Enviado por: Paul Gilster at 19 de Agosto 2005 a las 07:51 PM

    Ah I've never been a person to complain about light pollution. Canada looks like a very empty place though.

    Enviado por: Marc at 17 de Mayo 2007 a las 10:04 PM

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