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The Earth never sleeps

The Earth never sleeps

Beautiful image from Nasa shows the UK on the night of March 27, 2012. The image made by the new satellite’s ‘day-night band’ spots lighting more accurately than ever before

The Earth never sleeps – these stunning images depict countries, continents at night, how beautiful our planet Earth is. In the first photograph – European continent at night. Looking at these breathtaking images it becomes clear where the Earth’s population is concentrated. NASA satellite technology from the Suomi NPP satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite 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.

Earth never sleeps

Earth’s human-generated nighttime lights, based on observations by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Operational Line Scanner

The Earth never sleeps

Earth never sleeps

Super storm Sandy can be seen as it gained strength before it pummeled the East Coast in October Hurricane

Earth never sleeps

The difference between North Korea and South Korea – while South Korea is gleaming with city lights, North Korea has hardly any lights at all

The fantastic light of the Nile River

The fantastic image of the Nile River bathed in city lights

Earth never sleeps

The new global view of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite

The USA. 'Unlike humans, the Earth never sleeps.' - the statement of NASA

The USA map shows the heavily populated East Coast illuminated. ‘Unlike humans, the Earth never sleeps.’ – the statement of NASA

This NASA image shows the similarities between the dotted Census map and this satellite image released by the U.S. space agency

This NASA image shows the similarities between the dotted Census map and this satellite image released by the U.S. space agency

Twinkling city lights, raging wildfires and colorful auroras are lit up in new dazzling nighttime views of the Earth

Twinkling city lights, raging wildfires and colorful auroras are lit up in new dazzling nighttime views of the Earth

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