Friday, March 28, 2008

Earth's cities at night

Stepping away from genealogy for a minute - I watched a 10 minute video done by an astronaut with images taken from outer space of many of the Earth's cities at night. It is fascinating. The video is at (I haven't figured out how to embed it yet) -

In a family history vein - we need to remember that just 100 years ago the Earth was essentially dark at night. There were limited areas with electric lights, but they were not concentrated over large areas like this video shows. Of course, the stars were a lot easier to see then in the cities at least!

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