Photo of LA blackout in 1994?

This photo is being shared with the following caption: During LA’s 1994 blackout, many citizens were frightened by their first-ever glimpse of the Milky Way galaxy

Photo copyright and credit: Thierry Cohen

This image is actually from Thierry Cohen’s series called Darkened Cities (Villes¬†√©teintes). Each image is a composite of two photographs: the city (shot in daylight) and the night sky.

Further reading: What Cities Would Look Like if Lit Only by the Stars via Wired.

Also: During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time via Timeline.

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