Pacific Ocean at night, satellite image

Pacific Ocean at night, satellite image

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Caption: Pacific Ocean at night. Satellite image of the Earth at night, centred on the Pacific Ocean, with Hawaii at centre right. City lights (yellow) show areas of dense population, particularly in North America (upper right), along with China and Japan (upper left). Most of Australia (lower left) 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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