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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 08-01-2008, 01:24 AM
 
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
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Which city do you think is the brightest (literally)?
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:54 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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The city of Las Vegas is in the middle of nowhere. Pilots and drivers when they approach the city can see a huge dome of light at night from a long distance away.
The Luxor casino emits a light from the top of its pyramid that can be seen from out of space! This casino and the Great Wall are the only two man made things that can be seen.
With all the neon and other lights and over 300 days of sunshine, Las Vegas has to be the brightest city in the world.

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Old 08-01-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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The Luxor casino emits a light from the top of its pyramid that can be seen from out of space! This casino and the Great Wall are the only two man made things that can be seen.
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.
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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shanghais main street has 300 neon lights
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:35 AM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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Great idea, Las Vegas, but now look at this picture of the Earth at night:
http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~dbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20(DMSP,%20W%20Sullivan %20-%20Hansen%20Planetm).jpg (http://www.star.le.ac.uk/%7Edbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20%28DMSP,%20W%20Sulliv an%20-%20Hansen%20Planetm%29.jpg - broken link)
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:39 AM
 
Location: City of North Las Vegas, NV
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Great idea, Las Vegas, but now look at this picture of the Earth at night:
http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~dbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20(DMSP,%20W%20Sullivan %20-%20Hansen%20Planetm).jpg (http://www.star.le.ac.uk/%7Edbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20%28DMSP,%20W%20Sulliv an%20-%20Hansen%20Planetm%29.jpg - broken link)
NIce pic, but the Las Vegas 'beacon" I talked about is the brightest light on earth which can be seen from furthest out.
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Great idea, Las Vegas, but now look at this picture of the Earth at night:
http://www.star.le.ac.uk/~dbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20(DMSP,%20W%20Sullivan %20-%20Hansen%20Planetm).jpg (http://www.star.le.ac.uk/%7Edbl/cfdsdisk/cfdsdisk/Space%20views%20of%20countries/Earth%20from%20space%20clr%20%28DMSP,%20W%20Sulliv an%20-%20Hansen%20Planetm%29.jpg - broken link)
What's with the red light from some regions?
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:29 AM
 
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US Astronaut (And Senator) John Glenn, Refered to Perth, Western Australia as the "City Of Light". As he passed over the city, While orbiting aborad the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft in 1962. He questioned NASA, As to what was the cluster of lights that he was seeing? As he approached over the western coastline.

Both John Glenn and the City Of Perth, Repeated the event during his 1998 Discovery space shuttle mission.

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Old 08-05-2008, 12:22 PM
 
Location: The Netherlands
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What's with the red light from some regions?
Ketchup stains on camera lens?
Seriously, no clue.
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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I would of guessed Las Vegas too. Sure looks like Japan would take it for brightest country, do they all wear sunglasses at night there ?
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