NASA's Dramatic Earth Images at Night

View extraordinary captures of the earth at night.

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NASA Earth Observatory
A continental capture of the United States. The new data from NASA was mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet, made possible by the new "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). Click to see more photos of the Earth at night.
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This NASA image from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012 shows the earth's city lights at night. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands at night.
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A man looks at a view of Earth from space during a media conference at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. A new sensor aboard the NPP satellite is enabling scientists to observe Earth's atmosphere and surface during nighttime hours, in greater detail than ever before.
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The Korean Peninsula is seen at night from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.
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This is a global image of the Earth, dotted with city lights at night.
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An image of the Nile River valley and delta is seen at night from a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite.
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NASA Earth Observatory
A satellite view of Britain, Ireland and part of Western Europe.
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An image showing part of the Atlantic coast of South America.
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Europe and North Africa at night.
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Europe, North Africa and the Middle East at night.
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NASA Earth Observatory
A global image of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East at night.
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