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EarthSky // Earth, Science Wire Release Date: Jun 23, 2014

View from space: Brazil’s World Cup cities at night

Here’s a satellite view of the 12 Brazilian cities hosting World Cup games.

View larger. | Image credit: NASA

View larger. | Image credit: NASA

Hey World Cup addicts … Where are all those cities we’re hearing about?

This satellite view of Brazil at night shows the 12 cities hosting World Cup games this summer: Brasília, Belo Horizonte, Manaus, Fortaleza, Cuiabá, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo.

Brazil is big, by the way. It’s the largest country in South America and the fifth largest in the world by area (8.5 million square kilometers). Brazil stretches more than 4,000 kilometers (2500 miles) from north to south and from east to west.

Via NASA Earth Observatory