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City Lights of the Americas

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


NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data provided courtesy of Chris Elvidge (NOAA National Geophysical Data Center). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, NOAA, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

Published November 28, 2012
Data acquired April 18 - October 23, 2012

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Suomi NPP > VIIRS
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Blue Marble
Earth at Night