Caption: Earth at night, composite image. The night side of the Earth is dotted with the lights of cities and fires. The sequence highlights several areas of interest, including South America, Italy and the Adriatic Sea, the Nile Delta and Valley in Egypt, the Persian Gulf, India, the Yellow Sea and East China Sea, North and South Korea, Australia and North America. This animation is made from individual images taken in April and October 2012 by the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite. VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) allows the detection of very faint light. Suomi NPP orbits some 824 kilometres above the Earth.

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Earth at night

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