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December 12, 2013
(12 Sept. 2012) --- This vertical view from the International Space Station features New York City. With a population in the metropolitan New York of 18.9 million (2011 figures from Census Bureau), and in the city of some 8.25 million, the New York City area is one of the leading commercial, financial, cultural, and communication centers in the world. The sediment-laden Hudson River enters the scene near the bottom left (north) of the image and can be seen flowing south emptying into Upper and Lower New York Bays (right of center). Much of Long Island is visible extending to the east at center and upper left of the image. Right (west) of the Hudson River, much of the state of New Jersey and the Newark metropolitan area are visible. Sandy Hook in New Jersey can be seen in the upper right quadrant of the image. Central Park on Manhattan can be seen below and just to the left of center as a dark rectangular patch.

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