03 Jul '11, 10pm

Southern Italian Peninsula at Night [image] #NASA

At night, Earth’s surface is covered with a delicate tracery of lights, particularly in regions that have a long history of urban development (such as Europe). Large urban areas are recognizable from orbit due to extensive electric lighting and distinct street patterns. With smaller urban areas spread across the land surface and coastlines, the outlines of continental land masses are easily discernable at night. This astronaut photograph highlights the nighttime appearance of the southern Italian Peninsula. The toe and heel of Italy’s “boot” are clearly defined by the lights of large cities such as Naples, Bari, and Brindisi, as well as numerous smaller cities and towns. The bordering Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, and Ionian Seas appear as dark regions to the east, west, and south. The city lights of Palermo and Catania, Sicily, are also visible. The International Space Station (I...

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At night, Earth’s surface is covered with a delicate tracery of lights, particularly in regions that have a long history o...

Southern Italian Peninsula at Night: City light...

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At night, Earth’s surface is covered with a delicate tracery of lights, particularly in regions that have a long history o...

Solar Power All Day and Night via @greentechmedia

greentechmedia.com 05 Jul '11, 3pm

Nice charts—it shows costs are all over the map at least for CSP. But at $18/W for the pictured plant or even $7.50/W for ...

Farewell to Atlantis [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 08 Jul '11, 10pm

At 11:29 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 8, 2011, the Space Shuttle Atlantis lit its rockets and roared into space. Fou...

Floods Recede around the Wabash-Ohio Confluence...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '11, 10pm

The spring floods in the Mississippi River basin extended to the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers in the southwest...

Ice Island off Labrador. Foto NASA.

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '11, 8am

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island is now caught up in ocean ...

Ice Island off Labrador [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 01 Jul '11, 10pm

Nearly 11 months after calving off of the northwestern coast of Greenland, a massive ice island is now caught up in ocean ...

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care2 Causes

Italian Police Stop Bear Banquet (VIDEO) | Care...

care2.com 03 Jul '11, 11pm

Italian police did (if you ask me) did the right think in breaking up a banquet of bear meat hosted by the Northern League...

Italian Film Festival in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Unity of Italy via @agentcikay #movies #foreign

Italian Film Festival in celebration of the 150...

cumidanciki.com 02 Jul '11, 7am

The Embassy of Italy just celebrated the 150th Anniversary of the Unity of Italy with the launching of an Italian Film Fes...

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NASA Earth Observato Floods Recede around the W...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 02 Jul '11, 10pm

The spring floods in the Mississippi River basin extended to the confluence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers in the southwest...

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singaporegp.sg 10 Jul '11, 2am

Zone 1 ticket-holders to enjoy additional viewing experiences at the 2011 FORMULA 1 SINGTEL SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX

Final Hook-Up [image] #NASA

Final Hook-Up [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 14 Jul '11, 10pm

The summer of 2011 has been a time of nostalgia and blessings-counting for much of the NASA family. The final flight of th...

Okavango Swamp, Botswana [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 26 Jun '11, 10pm

This short focal-length astronaut photograph shows the entire Okavango “delta,” a swampland known in southern Africa as th...