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Nighttime Earth

Once again Jason Kottke has taken me far from home…

I have always been intrigued by the nighttime sky. Now NASA has put the sky on earth. The stories these earthside stars tell aren’t quite the same as the ones told by our ancestors as they stared heavenward all those generations ago. Instead of mythological creatures and gods spread across the bowl of the heavens, these stars tell human stories… Stories of lives lived, homes built, trails explored then improved again and again to make it easier for us mortals to travel around. Stories of man’s unrelenting war against darkness… First with fire, then with electricity.

Here is my home, from San Antonio to New Orleans…