San Francisco Bay Area at night


This fantastic view of the San Francisco Bay Area was captured from aboard the International Space Station using a standard DSLR camera—nothing fancy. The large blank spots are either water or mountain ranges (with the exception of some areas in the north and west of the frame—top and right—where farmland dominates).

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