Geography of human conflict
The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space/ Credit: NASA-Don Pettit. Enjoy.
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock called Earth at night a raging explosion of light. I saw this picture and knew it had to be in my book, Lights of Mankind.
One days these tracks may be the very tracks we’ll follow as we follow our own dreams of space. Baikonur…maybe New Mexico. But …someday.
…and its virtually impossible to see this area during the day.