It is people like the following man who give me hope that humans just might yet make it:
I have the privilege of seeing the light of human activity emitted on our planet from the air quite often at night. When seen from the clear and empty night sky, the displays our cities put on at times can be so breathtakingly beautiful. I often contemplate the millions of toothbrushes I am flying over, which are all attached to those millions of points of light…all of which also have millions of individual and unique stories attached to each.
It is a shared story of humanity told in the darkness and with our unique light.
What are you choosing to do with the light that surrounds your home?
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Just as a lovely aside as well, tonight is the best night to enjoy the Delta Aquariids meteor showers that arrive this time of year because we are also falling in the new moon territory providing a naturally darker sky. If you end up with clouds in your area tonight, you can enjoy a live stream here:
For more information about this annual event: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-best-time-to-see-2014-meteor-showers-20140728-story.html