Coloured satellite image of Eurasia at night

Coloured satellite image of Eurasia at night

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This image is part of the feature Earth At Night

Credit: COPYRIGHT W.T. SULLIVAN III/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Eurasia at night from space. Colour-coded image, based on satellite data, of Eurasia at night. North is at top. Seen here are Europe (centre left), Asia (right) and North Africa (lower left). In this image, city lights appear yellow, flares from oil production areas are red and burning vegetation is purple. Most of the light comes from cities. Europe and India (at bottom right) are the most heavily populated regions. The data for this picture was produced as a mosaic of images from the American Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) spacecraft.

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Keywords: africa, cities, city, city lights, city lights from space, dmsp imagery, earth, earth science, eurasia, europe, from space, light, lights, middle east, night, north, oil flare, sciences

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