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Dubai at Night   -  By: Babak A. Tafreshi

As seen on NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day a starry night over the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is really not so starry. In fact, the Moon is the only celestial beacon to come close to competing with city lights in this night skyscape, a situation all too familiar to urban skygazers. The futuristic looking scene is dominated by the 828 meter tall Khalifa Tower, presently the tallest free standing structure on planet Earth. The very brightest stars are the last remaining stars in this urban sky. Capella is left of the tower and Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, Rigel, and stars in Orion's Belt can just be also identified. See this view in an all-sky image.


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