March 27, 2009
Chicago City Lights
Photograph by Jim Richardson
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Chicago at night burns bright under blankets of clouds. Much of the glow escapes from streetlamps, including clear, Victorian-style lamps good for creating atmosphere but poor for harnessing today's extra-bright bulbs.
See more photographs from the November 2008 feature story "Our Vanishing Night."