NASA released composite images assembled from data sent by a new satellite to give a new view of the earth at night, dotted by city lights. A satellite image of India on Diwali night as released by NASA. NASA through its new satellite has revealed a composite of the earth at night, dotted by city lights, flares and other manmade phenomenon.
The United States at night is more lit towards the eastern coast, showing the more urbane bend of populace there in this NASA image. (AP)
City lights dot Great Britain, Ireland, and part of northwestern Europe, including France, Belgium and the Netherlands, as they appeared on the night of March 27, 2012. (AP)
The composite of the NASA image assembled here was made possible by the new satellite's 'day-night band' of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires, and reflected moonlight. (AP)
Earth at night: This NASA image is from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The new data was mapped over existing blue marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet. (AP)