Paris at Midnight from ISS

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Around local midnight, astronauts aboard the Space Station took this photograph of Paris, the “City of Light.”

The pattern of the street grid dominates at night, providing a completely different set of visual features from those visible during the day.

Paris at Midnight from ISS

For instance, the winding Seine River is a main visual cue by day, but here the thin black line of the river is hard to detect until you focus on the strong meanders and the street lights on both banks.

source earthobservatory