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NASA photos: Cities at night

By: Catie Leary on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:22 p.m.
NASA photos: Cities at night, New York, N.Y.

Photo: NASA

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New York City

Known as the City that Never Sleeps, New York City is the largest and brightest metropolitan area along the coast. This image was taken from a vantage point well to the northeast of the coast. With the camera pointed westward back towards the city, it gives a perspective that is highly distorted but still recognizable.