London From Orbit At Night

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
March 28, 2022
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London From Orbit At Night

The city of London, UK, at night captured by ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer.
Matthias posted these images to his social media on 26 March 2022 with the caption

I can often tell where we’re flying over during night passes by the shape and distribution of lights. Here we have London ??, and I think that’s The Hague ??. But, pretty as it is, there is a darker side to all this light. Excessive use of artificial light can actually have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife, and climate. That’s why I’m also looking forward to #EarthHour at 20:30 CET tonight. I’m going to try and spot the difference if I can. Will you switch off your lights? ??

Credit: NASA/ESA-M.Maurer
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