NASA Picture of Much of “Greater Beijing” From Space

NASA has posted a recent satellite photo of Beijing and Tianjin at night. The photo actually shows a large swathe of the area that Greater Beijing would encompass. NASA’s population number for Beijing is wrong; Beijing already has nearly 20 million residents.

I wonder how many more lights there will be in a similar photo taken in 2020?

UPDATE: NASA has the picture reversed. I flipped it so that Beijing is in the upper left corner of the photo. END UPDATE

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6 thoughts on “NASA Picture of Much of “Greater Beijing” From Space

  1. Had no idea that Tianjin’s footprint was so significant, in relation to Beijing. Possibly has a bit to do with the angle of the image… but still surprising.

  2. Had no idea that Tianjin’s footprint was so significant, in relation to Beijing. Possibly has a bit to do with the angle of the image… but still surprising.

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