Madrid at Night: The Brightest Spots
ISS030-E-82053 (2012-02-12 GMT 02:22:47) is (at the time of writting this page) the last picture of Madrid at night and has extremely good resolution. The original picture has been reoriented to show north up. Bright white lights belong to Madrid Barajas Airport and some dark areas (parks, Casa de Campo and Monte del Pardo) are also present.
By comparing with previous night shots of Madrid at night we are detecting changes in illumination. Some of them are good news since some road lights were switch off may be due to the economical crisis. Unfortunately we detect some new bright spots.
With the help of under graduated students, we are locating the brightest spots to draw attention to Light Pollution problems of a big urban area.
You can browse the table of Madrid Bright Spots compiled by Carlos Larrodera.
If you got more free time and wish to collaborate on this task use our web interface (Light source identification from ISS images) to locate bright spots and send us an email.
Probably you would like to see in more detail your neighbourhood or some place of your interest. Click on the thumbnails to obtain a bigger picture with better resolution
Images from the NASA repository maintained by the Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center. "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth."
Link to the original image at NASA repository: ISS030-E-82053
Press release for the 2012 Earth Hour