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Cities at Night, an Orbital Tour Around the World

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posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 12:47 PM
Here is a video of a series of still images taken by astronaut Don Pettit from the ISS 5 years ago, which shows in detail unlike any seen before, what our cities look like at night from space.

As well as the beauty, these images also vividly illustrate how light polluted our modern world has become. As an astrophotographer, I'm torn between loving these images and at the same time wishing all the lights would go away! I hope you enjoy the video.

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 01:43 PM
Thank you, for sharing this
I wonder if those photos will be available in the prints -they are amazing!

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 01:52 PM
Amazing stuff. It really shows how humans evolve and spread themselves across the earth. The patterns we create are amazing, yet destructive. It reminds me of that old quote from The Matrix "The Human Race is a Virus..."

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 03:22 PM
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I agree

Really cool video thanks

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 03:37 PM
Great video chud. Give us an all new prospective...stunning!

S & F and a smile from me.

posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 04:32 PM
Glad you all seem to be enjoying the video. Thanks for all the comments

jazzgul - I'm not sure, but you could try contacting Don Pettit via his You-tube account. I wouldn't mind seeing some high-rez stills also. Let us know how you get on if you try. If I come across something I'll post on here.

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