Thirty years ago, Bucharest was cloaked in darkness. Now, the city is brightly-lit all year round.
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It’s so dazzling, you can see it from Space.
At this time of year, it’s even better-lit with Christmas lights illuminating the main arteries of the capital starting late November.
Pedestrians enjoy the light show, and during the weekend, traffic jams the center as people take in the festive lights in the form of angels, planets, and footballs (Romania hosts Euro2020 next year)
Even astronauts are getting a glimpse.
The U.S. space agency NASA published a photo of Bucharest just after the lights had been turned on from the International Space Station. The photo shows the well-illuminated city with the main boulevards and surroundings.
„The brightly lit capital city of Romania, Bucharest with a population of almost 1.9 million, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the eastern European nation,” reads NASA’s caption to the photo.