North America, eastern seaboard at night

North America, eastern seaboard 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: North America, eastern seaboard at night. Map showing urban and industrial lights over the eastern seaboard of North America at night. It was created by combining data from NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard the Terra satellite. Most lights originate from artificial lighting in cities and towns, other light sources originate from biomass burning, such as fires and oil rig flares. New York dominates the image just to the right of middle centre. This image illustrates modern human impact on the planet.

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