Earth at Night

NASA recently released Earth at Night, a global view of the planet at night, with city lights, oilfield flares, night time fishing fleets, and auroras.

Google has created a wonderful viewer for this data, which can be found at its Earth at Night 2012 site.

Earth at Night zoomed out to show the entire planet
Earth at Night zoomed out to show the entire planet
Northeast United States
Northeast United States
Montana, where night skies are always black
Montana, where night skies are always black
Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France, where you would be lucky to see Jupiter on a cloudless night
Netherlands, Belgium, and northern France, where you would be lucky to see Jupiter on a cloudless night
Korean Peninsula. Note the lights from fishing fleets off the coast of South Korea. Note also how dark North Korea is.
Korean Peninsula. Note the lights from fishing fleets off the coast of South Korea. Note also how dark North Korea is.

Grace and Peace

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