Asia at night, satellite image

Asia at night, satellite image

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Caption: Asia at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, centred on the continent of Asia. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. Large, densely populated areas include India (lower centre), China and Japan (right) and Europe (upper left). Most of central and western Asia (centre right) is uninhabited, as is the Arctic (top). This image was produced by combining data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) and NOAA's POES satellites.

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