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View Poll Results: The brightest city in the World
New York City 30 24.39%
London 8 6.50%
Tokyo 49 39.84%
Dubai 7 5.69%
Shanghai 10 8.13%
Hong Kong 21 17.07%
Paris 14 11.38%
Rome 5 4.07%
Jakarta 1 0.81%
Frankfurt 5 4.07%
Manila 0 0%
Other 17 13.82%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 123. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Are we talking about the brighest city from the air or from street level?

Because Tokyo doesnt look that bright from a distance but when you walk the streets it's a different story.

London, Frankfurt, Rome, Jakarta and Manila don't look that bright to me.
There is a difference between bright and having many lights.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:47 PM
 
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Shanghai is massive and I should imagine one of the brightest cities in the world.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:24 PM
 
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Tokyo
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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Not exactly true. The Great Wall is not wide enough to be seen from space and only the light from the Luxor can be seen, not the building itself.
That's quite true, but it's sort of an urban legend that may never die. snopes.com: Great Wall From Space Lots of lights technically can be seen from space especially if grouped together. Can the Luxor light be seen separately? I am skeptical but can't say for sure. Many of these "facts" are often followed by "I saw somewhere . . ."
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Lights are man made lol.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Scotland
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Central London looks very bright.

Earth from Space - Image Information
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:12 AM
 
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The brightest city in the World

chicago of course
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Old 04-10-2012, 12:21 AM
 
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New York gives me a deep impression that he is a sleepless city with funs and crimes.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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http://www.masterresource.org/wp-con...arth_night.jpg

Both Japan and the NE US seem the brightest in the world. It'd be hard to pinpoint one city, as both REGIONS emit a lot of light and there is light pollution/reflection going on. Basically, any major urban area in a developed nation is going to be very bright.

Actually the eastern half of the US really stands out to me. Similar to Europe which is more densely populated and much more so than China. I think it shows that the more developed nations tend to have more lights (I'm guessing a lot of these are street lights) despite the fact China has so many cities.
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Old 04-12-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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In 1961 (I think it was) when John Glenn was orbiting the world, he commented on this point of Light seemingly in the middle of nowhere, with nothing around it for thousands of miles. That's how Perth got it's nickname 'City of Light.'
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