World Cities Seen from Space

São Paulo, Brazil

We, as humans, have achieved a great deal of things in the last century especially in the fields of medicine and technology. Even so, as we look at the sky at night we never stop wondering about what’s really out there in Space. Although scientists are trying really hard to explain physical phenomena related to the planets and stars, when the night comes, we feel increasingly smaller in an infinite Universe and this thought can only fade away when we switch on the artificial lights around us.

But, thanks to technology, we can do more than gazing the stunning sky from down here. Thanks to NASA’s orbiting International Space Station, we can see the reverse angle and take a look back at our old planet as seen from Space. Here, perch lights are becoming bright spots, lighted streets look like lines of fire drawn with a golden pen, a large city resemble a spider’s web that was carefully tailored by the Hand of Man. Miraculously, every detail is taking our breath away and is becoming a part of a picture that resembles the work of long gone artists. I have gathered the best of such images into a collection of world cities seen from space.

 

 Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada

 Shenyang and Sujiatun, China

Shenyang and Sujiatun, China

 Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

 São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil

 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 New York City, US

New York City, US

 New Orleans, US

New Orleans, US

 Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

 Manila, Philippines

Manila, Philippines

London, England

London, England

 Las Vegas, USA

Las Vegas, USA

 Kolkata, India

Kolkata, India

 Iberian Peninsula – Spain and Portugal

Iberian Peninsula – Spain and Portugal

 Brasilia, Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil

source: NASA

Don’t forget to check this article on the oldest observation satellite in the world.

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