Almost 40 years to the day after the Apollo 17 crew snapped the famed “blue marble” image of Earth floating in space on December 7, 1972, Nasa has unveiled “black marble” views of the planet by night. The cloud-free pictures, taken with a high-resolution visible and infrared imager aboard a NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite, capture the night lights of Earth in unprecedented detail. (Pix: NASA/Rex Features)
Full size, zoomable, full-screenable version here. (Thanks, Conski)
(Hat tip: Aaron McAllorum)
(Drimnagh out of shot)
(Thanks Kevin Conway)
Filmmaker Colin Rich set out to capture Los Angeles from multiple vantage points as it transitioned from day to night. He sez:
Usually I was able to capture just one shot per day with a lot of driving, exploring, and scouting in between but the times sitting in traffic or a “sketchy” neighborhood often lead to new adventures and interesting places.
Nightfall in particular is my favorite time to shoot time lapse. Capturing the transition from day to night while looking back at the city as the purple shadow of Earth envelopes the eastern skyline and the warm distant twinkling halogen lights spark to life and give the fading sun a run for her money – this will never grow old or boring to me.
Music: M83, “Echoes of Mine”
Patrick Mooney writes:
The first Samsung Night Run @ Dublin took place last night. A first for Dublin, with the city centre streets closed off to 5000 participants to run the 10km course in horrendous rainy and stormy conditions. It was great! This was my run.