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EO Kids

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights

Night Vision: Learning from City Lights – download pdf (3 MB)

There are a lot of lights on the night side of Earth.  All those sparkly lights reveal a lot about where and how people live on Earth – everything from population, to disaster recovery, to where people are celebrating. Plus, solve the night light puzzle in our “Data Detective” activity.

Earth Observatory Stories Highlighted in this Issue

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

The Shape of Farming: Water For Crops

Farmers use a number of different methods to irrigate crops, and some of them result in pretty interesting shapes.

Watching Wildfires from Space

Watching Wildfires from Space

Satellites observe and track fires (and what they leave behind) across the world.

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

Greening Up Globally: Forests and Farms

EO Kids is seeing green! Can people really change the color of our planet? Find out how Earth is greening up from forests and farms and how NASA can see our greener Earth from space.

Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City

Urban Heat Islands: Hot Times in the City

What makes an urban heat island? Why is New York City a "hot" town? Where are the hottest places on Earth? How can NASA scientists help city planners turn down the heat?