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Astronauts on the International Space Station took this picture of Florida—the peninsula being highly recognizable even at night—especially when lo...

October 21, 2022
2:36 AM

Astronauts on the International Space Station took this picture of Florida—the peninsula being highly recognizable even at night—especially when looking roughly north. The brightest continuous patch of lights is the narrow Miami metropolitan area bordering the Atlantic Ocean—the second largest metropolitan area in the southeastern United States (after New York) with 5.56 million people. Illuminated areas give a strong sense of the size of cities: the next largest metropolitan area in the view is that of the Tampa Bay region on the opposite side of the peninsula, with 4.

Dan Peterson