Africa at night, satellite image

Africa at night, satellite image

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Caption: Africa at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, centred on the continent of Africa. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. Large, densely populated areas include Europe (upper centre) and India (right). Most of Africa (lower centre) 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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