|3rd February 2002, 06:32 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Texas (of course!)
Panoramic view of . . . all of us!
Here's another fascinating one.
The image is a panoramic view of the world from the space station in November 2000. It's a night photo with 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 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 and Taiwan.
The picture was taken from the Boeing built Space Station last November on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric conditions.
Pretty spectacular, don't you think? :wave: (that's me, here in Texas, waving at y'all!)
|4th February 2002, 07:09 AM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Los Angeles, California,U.S.A.
In Africa... I loved following the ribbon of light... that is the Nile...
The Amazon Basin is well lit or at least more than I thought it would be... I can see Rio and Buenos Aries... and Mexico City WOW! Japan blew me away as did Taiwan and Hong Kong!
What didn't surprise me was were the lights were on and not on in the Stans.....
Thanks Texane! That picture is really something!
|4th February 2002, 09:05 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2001
well..... that just totally blew my mind! :eek7::eek7::eek7:
thanks, Texane, for giving me some perspective today - job offer just fell through and I was feeling all sorry for myself - that pic made me think twice about my stupid state of mind....
and of course i had to email it to everyone in my address book :wink2:
|11th February 2002, 04:27 PM||#12 (permalink)|
The Truth Is Out There
Join Date: Nov 2001
This is great!!!
I just got my telescope and as soon as i figure out the viewing problem i have i look forward to seeing the planets. It was amazing seeing all the lights. it made me think are we moving to fast with development?
|12th February 2002, 08:14 AM||#13 (permalink)|
My Final Fantasy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Where ever I can find dead seksie bishounen
No wonder I can't ever see the stars when I go outside! Just look at the concentration of lights in the Milwaukee/Chicago/Cleveland area.
I was actually expecting to see more light density in California than there was.
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