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City Lights of the Americas
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City Lights of the Americas

The Suomi NPP satellite has a potent new sensor for distinguishing Earth’s night lights.

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Night Lights 2012 - The Black Marble
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Night Lights 2012 - The Black Marble

This animated globe shows the city lights of the world as they appeared to the new Suomi NPP satellite, which has at least 10 times better light-resolving power than previous night-viewing satellites.

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City Lights of the United States 2012
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City Lights of the United States 2012

Updated for 2012, this map of lights across America has a least 10 times better resolution than previous maps.

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Sky Aglow Over Antarctica
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Sky Aglow Over Antarctica

A satellite detected the visible light produced by electrically charged particles hitting the atmosphere—also known as the aurora australis.

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The Lights of London
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The Lights of London

Unique satellite instruments capture the view of the Olympic host city at night.

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City Lights of Asia and Australia
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City Lights of Asia and Australia

A sensitive new sensor allows a clearer view of dim night lights on Earth.

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City Lights of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East
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City Lights of Africa, Europe, and the Middle East

A sensitive new sensor allows a clearer view of dim night lights on Earth.

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Old Night Vision Meets New
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Old Night Vision Meets New

New images from Suomi NPP are an order of magnitude better than previous satellite views of city lights.

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Even from Space, Holidays Shine Brightly
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Even from Space, Holidays Shine Brightly

Satellite data reveals increases in December holiday lighting in the United States, mostly in the suburbs.

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