View Full Version : The Black Marble: Stunning New Orbital Views of Earth at Night

2012-Dec-05, 07:10 PM
This image of Asia and Australia at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. Credit: NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense. Two months of night-time imagery gathered by the Suomi NPP satellite have resulted in a stunning new look at Earth at night, [...]

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2012-Dec-06, 06:11 AM
I remember seeing an earlier version of such a map, and easily recognizing the string of communities along Highway 16 here in central BC. But I can't get over how bright the Nile region and its delta are.