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    I got this link from my cousin, and it's something I thought I'd share with you guys.

    It's a truly amazing view of the world! [img]smile.gif[/img]

    Here's what he wrote:
    The image is a panoramic view of the world from the new space station. It is a night photo with the lights clearly indicating the populated areas. You can scroll East-West and North-South.

    Note that Canada's population is almost exclusively along the U.S. border.

    Moving east to Europe, there is a high population concentration along the Mediterranean Coast. It's easy to spot London, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna.

    Check out the development of Israel compared to the rest of the Arab countries. Note the Nile River and the rest of the "Dark Continent". After the Nile, the lights don't come on again until Johannesburg.

    Look at the Australian Outback and the Trans-Siberian Rail Route.

    Moving east, the most striking observation is the difference between North and South Korea. Note the density of Japan. It is an absolutely awesome picture of the Earth taken, I am told, from the
    Boeing-built Space Station last November on a perfect night with no obscuring atmospheric
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    Here's the link: (I'd post the picture but I'm afraid it'd blow the margins all to hell!)

    Night time view of the world by satellite!!

    Check it out, it's worth it! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    The difference between N. and S. Korea is wild.
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    I saw this like 6 months ago. Kool...!!!

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    the linki is not working for me on explorer or netscape...

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    cool pic! put it as my new wallpaper

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    I had this as my wallpaper a couple of years ago. I may have to put it on there again.
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    I still think it's amazing. How cool to see the shape of almost every country in the world... and only by the city lights!

    It's been around a few times... but this time I just had to share it! JMJ, don't know why it's not working for ya. It works for me on explorer and netscape...
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    Originally posted by LA:
    It's been around a few times... but this time I just had to share it! JMJ, don't know why it's not working for ya. It works for me on explorer and netscape...
    I had a little trouble trying to get the image to show up last night; I went back after five minutes, and it displayed fine. It might've been just high traffic on the server...
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    Cool! Glad it worked!!
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    Damn, Africa is dark. (No pun intended. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] )

    That's an interesting photo.
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    Cool pic, but am I the only dumbass who is wondering how the entire earth can be dark at the same time?

    Maybe they used time release photography or something? Because when it's dark on one half of the world it should be light on the other, right?

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    Cool pic LA, thanks for sharing!!! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    I think I'll be putting this as my background too!

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    I was wondering the same thing! [img]smile.gif[/img]

    I'm thinking that they set the course of the satellite to travle around the world so that the area photographed was in darkness. I don't know how frequently a satellite will travel around the world, but I bet they scheduled the photographs to be taken over specific areas only during darkness. Kind of a "time-release" photography... but it might be more of videography...

    but I really don't know the answer to that one. [img]graemlins/sssh.gif[/img]
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    i got it LA. i think the server was down for a bit.

    that's a great site! i client of mine told me about it last week. i've seen some fantastic pics on there!!

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    I must admit that's a very cool pick. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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