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Old 12-06-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Cincinnati(Silverton)
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The Earth at night – NASA Earth Observatory’s Black Marble images

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The Delta river is amazing.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:22 PM
 
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One little thing though..... this might be nothing... but why does this image make it look as though the second largest city in the United States is in northern North Dakota? Why so much light? It's the size of Chicago, and there is nothing sizeable there exept Minot, which is small. There isn't supposed to be anything there..... maybe oil related?
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Well, I guess it's the Bakken Oil Field. That makes a ton of light.... wow.

Here's an article:
http://www.midwestenergynews.com/201...ld-from-space/
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Yup, its the oil locations. Same thing in South Texas with the lights, between Laredo, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Houston.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:41 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Yup, its the oil locations. Same thing in South Texas with the lights, between Laredo, Corpus Christi, San Antonio and Houston.
I noticed the same thing up in Northern Alberta, and I know Edmonton isn't that big.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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That oil field light in North Dakota scared me for a sec, I was like damn is Williston really growing that fast?

I suppose the lights in the Gulf are also oil rigs?
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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WOW! Truly amazing ... how bright and heavily populated the US is east of the Mississippi!!

Metro Atlanta looks brighter than Dallas and and Houston, and almost as bright as NYC, Chicago and DC!
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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A couple things that amaze me. I'm amazed at how far down the Nile from Cairo the lights go in that narrow band right along the river. I'm also amazed, though not completely surprised, how bright South Korea is and then North Korea is pitch black.

In the US, you can follow some interstates across the country, most noticeable is I-80 between Chicago, through Des Moines, Omaha, and faint dots of light all the way across Nebraska and Wyoming to Salt Lake City. You can also Follow I-70 from Kansas City through Kansas to Denver, Colorado. I-15 from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I can see my house
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Denver looks pretty lonely out there.
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