30 May '15, 2pm

Just Another Night Over Java #NASA

Editor’s Note: Today’s caption is the answer to Earth Observatory’s May 2015 image puzzler. For astronauts orbiting Earth in the International Space Station, the intricate sinews and happenings of modern civilization become visible at night in ways that the bright light of daytime often obscure. In this photograph of a typical October night over the Java Sea, a member of the Expedition 42 crew captured light from roads and cities, fishing boats, and even a few gas flares. The photograph was taken on October 10, 2014. The roads and settlements radiate from Surabaya, a large port city on the eastern end of Java. With a metro area home to more than 5.6 million people, Surabaya is the second largest city in Indonesia. Notice how the locations of towns and cities to the south of Surabaya are dictated by geography. A chain of volcanic mountains stretches along eastern Java preve...

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Just Another Night Over Java

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