What the lights of Minneapolis look like from space [GIF]

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Lately, we've really been into looking at the landscape of Minnesota from above. Whether it's these amazing drone photos, or this secret Minnesota-shaped forest, we've been getting a whole new perspective on our home thanks to modern technology.

Now here's the latest cool thing: a GIF that shows the lights of Minneapolis contrasted against a street map so you can see where the most activity is at night. The GIF was created by a redditor and posted to the Minnesota subreddit yesterday.

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You can see how the power grid follows the highways. Cities show up like fireflies.
 


See any other interesting points of note? Let us know in the comments.



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17 comments
Kari Wuornos Winger
Kari Wuornos Winger

light pollution, glad I live north of this limited photo where I can see the stars and northern lights when the solar flares hit.

Stacy Olson
Stacy Olson

i know, right. I'm lit up like a christmas tree and it's not even legal here yet.

k2yeb
k2yeb topcommenter

Oh how we always ignore St. Paul. Also, this is lame. 

Kyle Thompson
Kyle Thompson

It looks like every picture that shows the lights of a city.

MikeMpls
MikeMpls

This story should have been filed under "We Have No Dirt To Dig Up On Michelle Bachmann Today, So This Is What You Get".

Sue Swenson
Sue Swenson

Yup they look like light pollution. How much better would it be to see the stars from Minneapolis?

Thelma Sanchez
Thelma Sanchez

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Jeffrey Wagner
Jeffrey Wagner

Jeff Wagner might be fkn crazy...But he cares more about the people then any of those fake power hungry DNC OR GOP FK's....Just watch what he does NEXT...Sorry MOM AND DAD....''Wagner For Gov'' http://youtu.be/i_W9uJoCCJw

MikeMpls
MikeMpls

This is blog-worthy.....................................?

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