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How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by Tauriel on 1 June 2006 3:32am
 
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v705/JessPix/Misc/NASAEurope.jpg

I can identify: Paris, Toulouse, Barcelona, Milan, Rome, Naples, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Hamburg, Göteborg, Stockholm, Helsinki, Athens, Belgrade and Istanbul. :-D

How about you?
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by tucsonmike on 1 June 2006 6:48am
 
Let's see, I'll break it down by country.

Italy:
Rome Milan, Venice, Brindisi, Naples, Messina, Palermo.

France, Marseilles and Paris.

Greece, Athens.

Spain, Barcelona and Valencia.

Nice job posting this Maria. I'll bet different people will choose different places, depending on experience and knowledge.
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by peripatetically on 1 June 2006 1:26pm
 
Cool!!!!

I see lots of cities in Scotland and Ireland, England and all those other countries already mentioned. From where does this picture originate? (What/Who took it?)
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by arty_farty on 1 June 2006 3:24pm
 
Holland is quite brightly lit aint it?
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by Holle on 1 June 2006 4:34pm
 
I remembered I had seen something like that before and searched a little bit around:

http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1438

Download and open it with a software that allows to zoom in would be the best way. So, how many cities can you count here?
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by intrepid on 1 June 2006 5:37pm
 
I really get into this stuff because I spend a lot of time looking at maps and, when I can, looking out the airplane window.

The east part of Europe is pretty dim, but if you find Athens, then there's a line of cities which goes NW. The first on the line after Athens, I think, is Belgrade, then Budapest, and then we come to a very short SW to NE line of the cities in southern Poland. I think that the biggest and fuzziest is either Katowice or Krakow.

If you turn west at Budapest, though, tacking slightly north, you see Bratislava and then Vienna. The light a little above Vienna and completing the triangle constellation with Vienna and Bratislava is the streetlight outside my apartment (and a couple of other lights).
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by Tauriel on 2 June 2006 1:08am
 
Patty: That picture was taken by the International Space Station. :-)

Holle: Thanks for the link! :-)
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by peripatetically on 2 June 2006 2:31pm
 
It's really spectacular, isn't it?
 
Re: How many European cities can you identify in this picture? by Ellerd on 3 June 2006 12:21am
 
National Geographic published a map similar to this a few months ago, the World at Night. The most noticable thing about the map was the difference between South and North Korea - you could clearly identify North Korea's borders by how dark it was compared to neighbouring countries.
 



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