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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

NASA shows off city lights at night

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The lights that make our skies glow at night are a symbol of how our civilization has grown, but ti wasn’t until the last two decades where detailed images could really show the imprint our urban centres have had on the landscape.

This video from NASA — albeit, one of the most boringly narrated videos ever produced — examines how cities from around the world look at night. The photos were taken from the International Space Station between 2002 and 2008.


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  1. Absolutely incredible. Shame there isn’t more Canadian coverage in the video, besides Montreal. It would be great if NASA implemented this over Google Maps, as it would it would allow one to accurately define the boundaries between urban/suburban and fringe/exurban territories.