IR SF ISS XMAS
Via the impressive On Orbit site, behold San Francisco Bay as seen from the International Space Station in the infrared (on Christmas Eve no less):
Rotated in a more friendly fashion:
The Peninsula — El Camino Real shows up far more clearly than 101 or 280. Junipero Serra would probably be able to pick it out.
In SF, 280 and 101 barely register, but surface streets like Mission, Ocean, 19th, Geary and 3rd are clear, as are the towers of the Golden Gate Bridge. McLaren Park and Twin Peaks are easy to see — I think I can make out Bernal too.
But some of the really bright spots are odd. Is that Mission and 24th? And what’s the giant white blob to the southwest of McLaren Park? Broken Record? And what’s that one to the east of GGP — Nopa?
The guys on the ISS also took a nice IR shot of LA on the same pass.