May 31, 2023
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NASA publishes an aerial and night image of Sao Paulo taken from the space station – Sao Paulo

after, after Post a picture of Rio de Janeiro View from above at night, NASAUS space agency, Monday, 18, photographic record of Sao Paulo With characteristics similar to what happened in the state capital.

The aerial image, taken 420 kilometers from the International Space Station (ISS) on July 4, shows the capital of São Paulo dominated by white LED lights (especially in the central part of the image), demonstrating the contrast with Guarulhosin the upper right corner of the image, a municipality where yellow lighting still prevails.

The photo ended up on NASA’s social media and posted it with the following comment: “International Space Station (International Space Station) This photo of São Paulo was taken while orbiting 261 miles (420 km) on July 4, 2022. São Paulo is the most populous city in Brazil. In this photo, bright street lights distinguish it from a nearby small town, Guarulhos.”

The record was published a day after the space agency released a photo taken by the same station of Rio, Guanabara Bay and the municipality of Niteroi.

The image of the capital of Rio de Janeiro shows the dimensions of progress in the Luz Maravilha program, a project of the city of Rio de Janeiro, implemented with the help of the private sector, which promotes the replacement of sodium vapor with a capacity of 150 watts. LED (yellow) lights, which are lighter and last longer.

This type of lighting, according to experts, is more economical, generates lower costs for the executive branch’s coffers, and provides greater safety for people.

In Sao Paulo, until September last year, LED lights were responsible for 88.5% of the public lighting garden In the capital São Paulo, as I mentioned before stadium in season.

Data from the Municipal Urban Planning and Licensing Department (SMUL), obtained through the administrative coordination of the Municipal Public Lighting Network (Ilume), showed a reduction of at least 52% in the municipality’s energy consumption.

The widespread adoption of the system began in São Paulo on the streets of the neighborhood HeliopolisSouthern District, in the 2015 project considered a success by the residents of the area.