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Earth at night. Satellite image of the artificial light produced on Earth at night. The most urbanized areas are North America (upper left), Europe (upper centre) and Japan (upper right). The darkest areas are Africa (centre), South America (lower left), parts of Asia (upper right), the oceans and the poles. This is a composite image produced from data taken by the American Defence Meteorological Satellites Program (DMSP).
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