San Francisco, California at Night Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the SF California area at night.
In the left of the photo is the city of SF itself, with San Jose lighting up the sky just to the south.
The two light spots to the east are the cities of Stockton and Modesto. The darker areas on the far right side of the image are the Sierra Nevada mountains. Therefore this city , officially the City and County of San Francisco, is a cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. SF is the 16th most populous city in the United States, and the fourth most populous in California, with 881,549 residents as of 2019. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles, mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the SF Bay Area, making it the second most densely populated large U.S. city, and the fifth most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is part of the 12th-largest metropolitan
This image was captured by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.
Source: NASA Earth Observatory