Saturday, November 27, 2010

Western Europe at Night

Shot from the ISS by astrounaut Douglas H. Wheelock. Amazing amount of light we produce, makes hard to deny we must have quite an impact on the earth.

Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights. A little fog over the western part of England and London. It is incredible to see the lights of the cities and small towns against the backdrop of deep space. I am going to miss this view of our wonderful world… (11-8-2010)
London – Brussels – Antwerp – Rotterdam – Amsterdam and seemingly countless towns and villages sing out on this peaceful night. A nightscape that reveals familiar coastlines, prominent ports, and metropolitan areas. A scene more beautiful than spoken words can tell.
More pictures and his Twitter picture stream.


annom said...

Damn. Do they also see this with the naked eye?

Lucky guy.

cybrbeast said...

Pretty amazing indeed. I hope we get the chance to take an affordable trip up there in our lifetime.