29 Sep '13, 10pm

Long Island Sound Region at Night: City lights trace one of the most densely populated portions of the United States.

Long Island Sound is an estuary along the upper East Coast of the United States, bounded by Long Island (New York state) to the south, the coastline of Connecticut to the north, and the southeasternmost coastline of New York to the west. The Sound is well outlined by city and roadway lights in this nighttime photograph taken from the International Space Station (ISS). The waters of Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean are mostly devoid of lights (except for a few ships), while several nearby metropolitan areas stand out. Directly to the west and southwest of the Sound, the New York City metropolitan area forms the brightest and most extensive area of lights. In terms of lighting, the area seems largely recovered from Hurricane Sandy, which affected the region in late October 2012. Further inland, the lights of Poughkeepsie, New York, are visible, as are the urban cente...

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