East asia at night

East asia at night

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This image is part of the feature City Lights From Space

Credit: FELIX PHARAND-DESCHENES, GLOBAIA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: East asia at night. Map showing urban and industrial lights over east asia at night. It was created by combining data from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite. China is centre middle, Korea and Japan at right. Most lights originate from artificial lighting in cities and towns. This image illustrates modern human impact on the planet.

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