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Most stunning pictures of the Earth by night

30 Jan

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Following the NASA’€™s Blue Marble Project, new HD images of the earth were released this week. This project is now called €œBlack Marble€. What is the difference between the two you might ask? Well, this new project only captures night-time views of the Earth!

The Suomi NPP satellite completed 312 orbits and gathered 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of the Earth’€™s land surface. This satellite is capable of detecting 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 by night by nasa

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This view gives us a clear understanding of the economic situation of Asian countries. Most lights come from the biggest economic areas whereas Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau are in the dark.

Source : msn news photos

 
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Posted by on 30/01/2013 in Photography

 

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2 responses to “Most stunning pictures of the Earth by night

  1. Jimmy vs. World!

    17/04/2013 at 4:43 PM

    These photographs are incredible!

     
    • Anil Cm

      17/04/2013 at 9:48 PM

      Thank you so much for your stopping by and the comment.

       

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