Earth at Night 2012: It’s the end of the night as you know it; you’ll see fine.

Hemisphere Views

The Black Marble

Download hemisphere views and a global animation of the new Earth at Night.

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Earth at Night - Global View

Download flat map views of the new Earth at Night (in JPEG and GeoTIFF).

Into The Black

Out of the Blue and Into the Black

The night is nowhere near as dark as most of us think. In fact, the Earth is never really dark; it twinkles with lights from humans and nature.

By Michael Carlowicz Design by Paul Przyborski December 5, 2012

Scientists are using new images of Earth’s dark side to gain insight on human activity and poorly understood natural events.

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