Berlin seen from space: a million lightbulbs away

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April 26, 2013 by anelim

This has got to be the most awesome photo of Berlin – or, surely, the most awesome photo of Berlin on this blog. It shows that even decades after the Wall has been torn down the city is still divided into East and West by… the lighting technology used on both sides.  The difference in lightbulb fittings can be seen from space: in the East (right) there are primarily lightbulbs with sodium gas, and in the West (left) there are mainly halide bulbs.berlin-lights

Photo taken by Col. Chris Hadfield from orbit on 17 April 2013 and posted in his facebook group. Col.Hadfield is currently on board the International Space Station as Commander of Expedition 35; previously he was Mission specialist on STS-74, worked on STS-100. And he was the first Canadian to walk in space! Here’s more about him and Expedition 35.

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2 thoughts on “Berlin seen from space: a million lightbulbs away

  1. itwasjudith says:

    Awesome picture and really interesting information, thanks for sharing 🙂 This summer I had the pleasure to attend some talks given by astronauts from the International Space Station and it was such a great experience to hear and meet them! I love it

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