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Atlas of Light

Atlas of Light

Whether it is direct or reflected, emitted by a point source or extended,
light guides the steps of the photographer, directs the gaze of the astronomer.
It is to observe the effects of this natural or artificial light,
of its diurnal, seasonal or secular variations on our environment,
on our way of thinking, that this new cartographic adventure invites you ...

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The Earth in the Universe

This 3D view of the Earth illuminated by the Sun is the result of numerical simulations combining satellite images of the Earth and algorithms of positioning of the stars (Earth, Sun, stars) on the celestial vault. It simulates a view acquired on March 21, 2022 at a distance of 50 000 km. At this precise moment, the constellation of Orion and the star Sirius are located relatively close to our Earth. Although plunged in the darkness, the artificial lighting draws the contours of the American continent.