Our local roadways use to look really beautiful like that especially when driving at night but almost all have been cut back so we can keep the power on during the stormy season which now seems to last all year long. It does make plants grow better.
Considering that most of the Earth is ocean, I'd argue that the prime color of our world is blue--but still, I couldn't resist the sentiment...
The color from space is green because of the cyanobacteria formerly called blue green algae(algae sounded better) which is distinctly green viewed from out in space. Pedro Calderon de la Barca lived in the 1600's yet was right about this without being in space to confirm it. Some would say he knew what he was talking about, others say happy coincidence. Another playwright's thought provoking line is Shakespeare, "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." This has all kinds of meanings apart from the seemingly oblivious one that we are all connected, a fact that is now known to be all too true.This is the stuff that makes the oxygen and gets rid of some of the carbon dioxide. Even the plants get their chlorophyll leaf factories from relatives of cyanobacteria that took up life inside of plants a long time ago and are now genetically part off the plants.It is also a powerful life force on this planet in continuous existence for 2 or 3 billion years.If the planet did start to appear blue from way out there it might mean Gaia was holding her(?) breath. Probably not a good thing.
I know, the sky is blue and that is what you see, still I like to think of green as the true color.
And long may she live and breathe! Thanks for the info, Bob!
So interesting, all of this. Gaia is so smart. Here's to her diversity of color!