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NASA’s Cool Aerial Photo of NYC & Facts About “Heat Island Effect”

image from NASA

Gothamist shared a photo which NASA had posted as its image of the day, featuring a look at Manhattan.

The photo reveals some interesting details about the “heat island effect” along with the photo.

Since I’m from New York City (Brooklyn!), I was interested in finding out more about the photo.

According to NASA, The narrow island of Manhattan, located between the Hudson River and the East River, is a familiar feature to crews on the International Space Station. 
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