Gallery: NASA Releases Amazing New Images of Earth at Night

Photo © NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC
 

Scientists from NASA and NOAA just unveiled a series of breathtaking new images of our planet glowing at night. Thanks to high-res composite data acquired by a new sensor, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the floating Suomi NPP satellite, we can get “day-night band” images sensitive enough to detect the light from a single ship in the sea. These beautiful cloud-free night images feature cities that never sleep, within a glowing planet that is nowhere as dark as we might have thought.

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  1. vipin December 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    wonder indeed.

  2. jojo99 December 8, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    really loved this photo – will it be available in poster or print???

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