Impressive GIFs of City Lights at Night

London-based designer Troy Hyde’s ingenious photography project titled, Lightscapes are composed of satellite images of the world’s most brightest and busiest cities. Hyde transforms each image into a GIF by adding a flickering element. Each twinkle signifies the livelihood of the “hustle and bustle” found in large cities such as Las Vegas, Cairo, London, Tokyo and Madrid among many others. The aerial also view gives one the impression of hovering above the illuminated cities by plane. By reversing the perspective of the night sky, the artist urges us to look down on Earth at the sparkling cities, instead of up at the starry night sky. 

Las Vega, Neverda

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Antwerp, Belgium

Cairo, Egypt

Chicago, Illinois 

El Paso, Texas

Tokyo Bay, Japan

Hong Kong, China

Houston, Texas

London, England

Los Angeles, California 

Madrid, Spain

Montreal, Canada

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

São Paulo, Brazil

Seoul, South Korea