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November 19, 1995
New York at Night
This tantalizingly clear photo of New York City at night
was taken by the astronauts during the
Space Radar Laboratory mission of
the Space Shuttle Endeavor in March of 1990.
In this view, oriented with East up and North to the left,
a dense constellation
of lights defines the major metropolitan areas.
Manhattan, outlined by the dark fingers of the
Hudson river below and the East river above, is clearly visible
along with the well lit southwestern tip of Long Island.
Central Park is visible as a dark streak in the center of
Manhattan's orange glow.
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