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According to satellite data, nighttime lights in some Middle Eastern cities shine more than 50 percent brighter during Ramadan than during the rest of the year.
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Satellites detect increases in lighting around the holidays, particularly in suburbs and rural areas. While the trend says interesting things about culture, it also tells us something important about energy use.
Satellite data reveals increases in December holiday lighting in the United States, mostly in the suburbs.
Satellite sensors detect increases in December holiday lighting in the United States, particularly in the suburbs and rural areas.