The bright city lights of Tokyo •

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features an incredible nighttime view of Tokyo, Japan, captured by an astronaut on the International Space Station.

The bright city lights of Tokyo are centered around the Imperial Palace, which has served as the residence of Japanese Emperors since 1868.

According to NASA, the brightest points indicate clusters of large buildings in several downtown areas. 

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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