Photo: Chicago Is A Bronze, Shimmery Grid From Space
By Emma G. Gallegos in News on Apr 7, 2016 3:21PM
Tim Kopra, an astronaut aboard the ISS (Twitter)
We never get tired of space-images of Chicago, and here's the latest one, tweeted out this week by Astronaut Tim Kopra as he made a pass over the city in the International Space Station. Fortunately, it looks like it was a pretty clear clear day—so unlike photos from other passes, this one gives us a close, clear-eyed view of the city, save for a couple clouds around the Loop.
Chicago is revamping its outdoor lighting, and you can see a few major streets are lit up a more pure white. But mostly, the city's lights still cast an orange-ish glow (thanks to sodium-vapor lights) that burns brighter as you get toward the Loop. The city looks like a grid from space, save for the Chicago River, which you can clearly make out, along with avenues that cut diagonally, like Elston, Milwaukee and Ogden.