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See What Your City Looks Like From Space

The handiwork of an artistically inclined map guru, Nighttime City Maps is a collection of wall prints depicting stunning aerial views of major world cities in the dark of night, as shot by astronauts whizzing by in the International Space Station. So the answer is yes, you are being watched.

Currently the collection includes nine different views — from London (pictured at far top) to Chicago (above) — each of which have been "artistically interpreted" to match the actual images taken from space. They're 100% geographically accurate and come in ten sizes up to 3.5 by 3.5 feet. And soon, once the artist gets revving, there'll be 50 new cities to pick from.


Joe McGauley is a senior editor at Supercompressor and absolutely terrified of space.