Can someone help me by identifying where is this picture taken?

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I understand that it might be little bit challenging to identify a city only by its evening-lights pattern. However, I imagine that street shape pictured here is unique enough to precisely name the city.

  • Always do an Image Search first! Aug 2, 2016 at 12:57
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    I wish this had not been solvable via Google Image Search... was looking forward to the challenge!
    – Brian Risk
    Aug 2, 2016 at 13:19
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    And just to let you know, it is a takeoff since the flaps are not deployed. They would be sticking way out if the plane was landing. Aug 2, 2016 at 15:30
  • I have some similar shots that I recently took. Aug 2, 2016 at 16:59
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    @BrianRisk Because this is solvable via simple 30-seconds GI search and because this is no challenge at all, I'm especially surprised that instead of getting VTC, question gets 15+ up-votes and corresponding answer gets 35+ votes. Positively, yet still surprised. And... again... shame on me for not performing that GI search.
    – trejder
    Aug 3, 2016 at 10:35

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The image comes from this Airliners.net page by photographer Ken Iwelumo, where it has this caption:

A night time aerial view of EWR and the Newark New Jersey area. Taken shortly after we took off from runway 22R. From left to right: City of Newark (top left corner), Weequahic Park (dark patch), City of Elizabeth, EWR (dark patch with red line of lights), New Jersey Turnpike, Port Newark, Port Elizabeth, Goethals Bridge to Staten Island, Exxon Bayway Refinery (behind wing) plus bits of Jersey City, Bayonne and Manhattan at top right corner. [Nikon D300].

You can see Newark Airport, which matches up with this other photo of the terminal and runways at night.

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    For reference, I used Google Image Search first. That's a lot easier than recognizing New Jersey "landmarks" at night from the air. The refinery is a pretty big clue though. Aug 1, 2016 at 20:52

Newark, NJ.

If you try a simple Google (image) search, you will find it, and also its copyright: http://www.airliners.net/photo/British-Airways/Boeing-777-236/1659619/L

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    Google Image Search... shame on me! :>
    – trejder
    Aug 2, 2016 at 6:37
  • Right click - search by image... 1st result.
    – SeanR
    Aug 2, 2016 at 12:37
  • @SeanR I think, that Aganju's smash into my face is enough, so you don't necessarily have to step on me again! :> I'm already lying in a shame!
    – trejder
    Aug 3, 2016 at 10:34

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