NASA has made public one of the most stunning view of L’espagne you will ever see. The beautifully captured image was taken from the International Space Station some 250 miles away from Earth.
The Iberian Peninsula looks resplendent in the early evening, with a fascinating example of how populated Europe’s third largest country has become from rather more sporadic dwellings just a few decades ago.
Also captured are Portugal, Andorra, and parts of France and Morocco. The Spanish capital Madrid shines the brightest, but Barcelona and Seville are not far behind in the light pollution stakes.
Light pollution is best described as excessive light, the consequences of which are not completely known yet. The major impact from excessive and unnecessary lighting is of course felt by our natural resources, however many natural eco systems are affected by light when there is naturally supposed to be darkness.