31 Mar '13, 10pm

Phoenix Metropolitan Area at Night: Several Arizona cities and suburbs merge in a distinctive Western U.S. gri...

Phoenix Metropolitan Area at Night: Several Arizona cities and suburbs merge in a distinctive Western U.S. gri...

Like many large urban areas of the central and western United States, the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona is laid out along a regular grid of city blocks and streets. While visible during the day, this grid is most evident at night, when the pattern of street lighting is clearly visible from the low-Earth orbit vantage point of the International Space Station. The urban grid form encourages growth outwards along a city’s borders by providing optimal access to new real estate. Fueled by the adoption of widespread personal automobile use during the 20th century, the Phoenix metro area today includes 25 other municipalities (many of them largely suburban and residential ) linked by a network of surface streets and freeways. This astronaut photograph includes parts of several cities in the metro area, including Phoenix (image right), Glendale (center), and Peoria (left). ...

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 31 Mar '13, 2pm

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Incredible night tonight in Singapore!

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grist.org 24 Mar '13, 12pm

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earthobservatory.nasa.gov 30 Mar '13, 2pm

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