PIA02991: Global City Lights
Target Name: Earth
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
Spacecraft: Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
Product Size: 2400 x 1200 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Goddard Space Flight Center
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02991.jpg (250.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
Global city lights. The Eastern U.S., Europe, and Japan are brightly lit by their cities, while the interiors of Africa, Asia, Australia, and South America remain (for now) dark and lightly populated. (Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC. Based on data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program).

For more information on this image, please visit NASA's Earth Observatory site.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/GSFC

Image Addition Date:
2000-11-09