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Asia at night. Satellite image of city lights at night, centred on Asia, with nearly all of Africa (at left) and Europe (upper left) seen. This image shows the curvature of the Earth, with north-south lines converging at top centre. Bright areas mark dense urban populations in Europe, the Middle East (centre left), and Japan and South Korea (centre right). Other bright areas are Taiwan, Shanghai, Bangkok and Singapore (in South-East Asia, lower right), Delhi (India, lower centre) and cities in Russia (upper centre), Alaska (top right), and in Nigeria (far left). Dark areas include Tibet and western China, North Korea, central Asia, and Siberia. For this area in the day, see E070/557.
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