The map above shows what Westeros (from Game of Thrones) might look like at night if it could be viewed from space. In the North you can see the lights along The Wall.
As you head south you can clearly make out the cities of Winterfell, King’s Landing (biggest collection of lights), Lannisport (to the west of King’s Landing), Oldtown (south of Lannisport on the West Coast) and Sunspear (far south-east).
While the map is a really interesting idea, a real Westeros, which lacks electric lighting, would likely be far darker and is, as we know from season 5, full of terrors.
To get an idea of how much light modern humans emit at night have a look at Light Pollution Around The World.
For more Game of Thrones maps have a look at: Google Map Style Game of Thrones Westeros and Game of Thrones’ Westeros Is Really Just Britain & An Inverted Ireland.
Finally if you can’t wait until next season to get your Game of Thrones fix, have a look at:
- George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series)
- Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros
- The World of Ice & Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones
- Game of Thrones Map of Weste Wall Poster
Do you believe Melisandre (and The Lord of Light) that the night is dark and full of terrors? Leave your comments below: