East Asia at night, satellite image

East Asia at night, satellite image

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Caption: East Asia at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, centred over China. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population. Large, densely populated areas are found in India (lower centre), Malaysia and Indonesia (lower centre), China (centre) and Japan (upper right). Most of central and western Asia (upper left) and Australia (lower 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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