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LeeG
11-25-2010, 06:55 AM
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/station/crew-25/hires/iss025e009858.jpg

skuthorp
11-25-2010, 07:23 AM
That's one heck of a carbon footprint! (And an extraordinary picture)

Paul Pless
11-25-2010, 08:50 AM
Is that a klingon bird of prey turning off its cloaking device above the the horizon?

BrianW
11-25-2010, 09:37 AM
Is that a klingon bird of prey turning off its cloaking device above the the horizon?

Relax, the "earth shield" is clearly up.

Very cool picture!

Phillip Allen
11-25-2010, 10:18 AM
That's one heck of a carbon footprint! (And an extraordinary picture)

I'm sure that Gore will point out that we need to burn less to make up for it...it's our fault

Gerarddm
11-25-2010, 11:20 AM
I'm sure that Gore will point out that we need to burn less to make up for it...it's our fault

What a remarkably obtuse comment. Why did you bother to post it?

Great image!

KM Bever
11-25-2010, 12:19 PM
Hey, Who left the lights on.

Can you imagine the others views from up there. I'd never get any work done if I lived there.

AnalogKid
11-25-2010, 01:23 PM
That's one heck of a carbon footprint! (And an extraordinary picture)

Really? That's 80 Million people's worth in Egypt alone there.

What make's it such a startling image is the contrast between the settled areas of the delta (an some other coastal settlement) verses the empty darkness of the Sinai peninsular and the eastern Sahara. While you'd get the same contrast looking at eastern Australia, an image of northern Europe or eastern North America would be more light than dark I suspect.

Paul Pless
11-25-2010, 01:29 PM
http://therealrevo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/earth_lights.gif

AnalogKid
11-25-2010, 01:50 PM
That's quite an image, assuming the relative brightness is truly representative. I'm surprised how bright it is across Turkey, through the Middle East and into India.

And it's not just how many people, but how developed a country is. New Zealand shows up more brightly than Madagascar, but has roughly one-fifth the population.

Paul Pless
11-25-2010, 02:26 PM
That's quite an image. . .I'm unable to find it but there's an earth night photo published by National geographic taken over the course of 80 consecutive nights. Its so detailed that campfires show up in Africa, as do forest clearing fires in the Amazon. Japan's fishing fleet shows up and so do things like gas flares on North Sea oil rigs. Simply amazing!

Paul Pless
11-25-2010, 09:07 PM
that's it

Todd Bradshaw
11-25-2010, 11:11 PM
Yup.....now we're really screwed. Just remember Jim, every ship has a tailpipe.....

http://webpages.charter.net/tbradshaw/klingons.jpg

bobbys
11-26-2010, 12:44 AM
Thanks Lee, Everybody tell me im in De Nile now i have the pic to show where i is .

marshcat
11-26-2010, 12:17 PM
Then there's North and South Korea:
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2006/10/koreaREU121006_228x295.jpg

peter radclyffe
11-26-2010, 03:09 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKE3FSPJu-4