California’s Bay Area at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 12/26/10)


California’s Bay Area at Night (NASA, International Space Station, 12/26/10)
Originally uploaded by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a larger Flickr set, "NASA Views Earth at Night," located here: www.flickr.com/photos/28634332@N05/sets/72157625188331491/

Though dark clouds limit the visibility of much of the eastern side (top of frame) of California’s Bay Area, lights expose most of the region’s highly populated areas. From 220 miles above Earth, the photo was recorded with a still camera equipped with a 180-mm lens on Dec. 26 by one of the crew members onboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station.

Image credit: NASA

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Blue Tongued Skink and Pink Toed Tarantula Take Center Stage as Aquarium of the Bay Previews New Land Animal Exhibits

Blue Tongued Skink and Pink Toed Tarantula Take Center Stage as Aquarium of the Bay Previews New Land Animal Exhibits:

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — New shades of wild, in the form of a Blue Tongued Skink and a Pink Toed Tarantula, will be previewed at Aquarium of the Bay’s ‘Wild Colors: Invasion of the Land Animals’ event on Saturday, February 28 from 1-3pm. Led by the Aquarium’s Husbandry and Conservation departments, ‘Wild Colors’ is part of a series of public events providing sneak peeks into the Aquarium’s much-anticipated new exhibits, which will open April 4, 2009.”

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