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Posted: 1/23/2002 9:30:05 AM EDT
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 that 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 Johannesburg. 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 amospheric conditions. [img]http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:38:10 AM EDT
Thanks Boomholzer, that's a keeper.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:40:21 AM EDT
Wow, what a remarkable image![IMG]http://www.3dpcgame.com/cwm/s/contrib/aahmed/biggrin.gif[/IMG]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:40:48 AM EDT
That rocks man, I think I am going to shrink it down and use as a background. If you want to see pics from satelites, try [url]http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/satellite.html[/url] They have some pretty cool pics, but nothing to match that panoramic view.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:43:01 AM EDT
How can this be?.......The earth suppose to be half at night and half in daylight? Nevertheless, it is a cool picture. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 9:46:10 AM EDT
this photo (or one just like it)has been my desktop wallpaper since summer. i think it's relevant to any discussion of crowding and population growth, though what we're seeing (electrification) is not always the same as population density. the world is getting to be a small place, and barring malthusian adjustment, it's only going to get smaller. what are those bright lights on the north slope of alaska, oil terminals?
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:05:04 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AR_Rifle: How can this be?.......The earth suppose to be half at night and half in daylight? Nevertheless, it is a cool picture. [:)]
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They took the picture after the sun set? [%|] I told you the earth was flat!
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:06:43 AM EDT
THANKS !! [:D]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:08:29 AM EDT
what are those bright lights on the north slope of alaska, oil terminals?
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That was me!......Ice fishing! [BD]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:14:01 AM EDT
I'm amazed tht so much of India is lit up. I thought it had more undeveloped area than that.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:25:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:41:19 AM EDT
That really "lit-up" part in Texas was probably me!
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:59:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Schnert: That really "lit-up" part in Texas was probably me!
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Schnert.... you REALLY need to get a flash hider on your AR... [:)]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:05:02 AM EDT
The diffrence between north and south korea really is amazing its like the 38th parallel is the start of a huge de-electrified zone.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:34:58 AM EDT
Wow! I am impressed! Great picture! One of the few times where having an obscenely large image is actually helpful.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:38:06 AM EDT
Damn! I KNEW the kids left the lights on again!!!
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:46:37 AM EDT
I cant help to wonder how many barrels of oil and tons of coal it takes to light up the world like that each day.................. *geek*
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 12:19:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Boomholzer: I cant help to wonder how many barrels of oil and tons of coal it takes to light up the world like that each day.................. *geek*
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I'd guess about 10 pounds of uranium. [:)]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 12:20:23 PM EDT
That's the best welcome sign for an alien invasion I ever did see. [whacko]
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 12:20:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/23/2002 12:21:45 PM EDT by Schnert]
Cluster, I can't... it's a post-ban. Hey, perhaps we can have the EPA declare the whole assault weapon ban ecologically unsound - as compensators contribute to "noise and light pollution."
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 11:27:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2002 12:00:17 AM EDT by 71-Hour_Achmed]
Here's a link to the original: [url]http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/earthlights_dmsp_big.jpg[/url] Lots of good images in this directory: [url]http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/image/0011/[/url] If you go up a bit and poke around, you'll find the descriptions and thumbnails. Adding: Ah. Here's the main page for this image archive: [url]http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/[/url] "APOD" stands for "Astronomy Picture Of the Day".
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 10:19:29 AM EDT
Kewl pic!
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Link Posted: 1/24/2002 3:04:16 PM EDT
Awesome Pic!!! Why is the west coast of Tawain lit up so much compared to the east. Do they have the whole coast lit up waiting for a Chinese invasion?
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