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Pic Of The Day 12th April

Discussion in 'TOSAH Archive' started by Markjcj, 12 Apr 2003.

  1. Markjcj


    Joined: 9 Nov 2002

    Posts: 5,457

    Location: Here

    Todays pic is another one from onboard the International Space Station; more of a human interest pic today though.:)


    London at Night

    Do you recognize this intriguing globular cluster of stars? It's actually the constellation of city lights surrounding London, England, planet Earth, as recorded with a digital camera from the International Space Station. Taken in February 2003, north is toward the top and slightly left in this nighttime view. The encircling "London Orbital" highway by-pass, the M25, is easiest to pick out south of the city. Even farther south are the lights of Gatwick airport and just inside the western (left hand) stretch of the Orbital is Heathrow. The darkened Thames river estuary fans out to the city's east. In particular, two small "dark nebulae" - Hyde Park and Regents Park - stand out slightly west of the densely packed lights at the city's core.

    Credit: ISS Crew, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Lab, JSC, NASA

    A larger versions of this pic can be found here, this is a 908K Jpeg image.

    Previous Pic Of The Day posts

    11th Apr 03
    09th Apr 03
    08th Apr 03
    03rd Apr 03
    30th Mar 03
    28th Mar 03
    26th Mar 03
  2. Mandex001


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Bideford, Devon.

    now that is pretty :)
  3. VirtualAdept


    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

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    Location: North Devon

    Nice piccy sah, gonna have a new desktop :D... feel the starrage.
  4. PurDunamis

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Messing with a Nd:YAG, DCM and a Raman Shifter

    Another nice pic sah:)
  5. Balrog


    Joined: 7 Jan 2003

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    Location: Poole

    Very interesting Mark
  6. daesdaemar


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: across the pond...

    So that's what London looks like... :confused:
  7. Dangerous


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Nordschleife

    Looks very good :)
  8. Chimi


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: London w00t w00t PixelArt City:25%

    I can see my house from here!