Merry and Bright

You Can See Our Holiday Lights All the Way From Space | WIRED.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas is possible to see the difference holiday lights make from outer space!

[… ]major cities such as Dallas, Washington D.C. and Phoenix were between 20 and 50 percent brighter during the holiday season.

There’s definitely a pattern to the brightest spots: suburbs!

“Where are the green areas? They are in the suburbs and the exurbs and the periphery,” Roman said. “People are leaving work for the holidays and they’re turning on the lights.”

You Can See Our Holiday Lights All the Way From Space | WIRED

The US isn’t the only place that lights up.  Ramadan, celebrated by Muslims around the world, also lights up the night sky.

You Can See Our Holiday Lights All the Way From Space | WIRED

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