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Sunday, May 31 Local

How Connecticut appears from outer space

We’re being watched from outer space.

By weather and military satellites and by other humans aboard the International Space Station.

Through the nearly 60-years of space exploration, millions of photographs have been taken of our planet.

At night, the bright lights of the Eastern Seaboard show major population centers along cities and interstate highway.

During the day, New England is easy to find thanks to unmistakable hook of Cape Cod.

Long Island and the Sound also help the space traveler find Connecticut with the naked eye.

Some of the photos were taken this year by astronauts aboard the space station. One of the most dramatic shows the Northern Lights shining over the Northeast.

NASA has a collection of photographs of the Earth that is available for public use: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Images/?eocn=topnav&eoci=images

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