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Asia at night. Satellite image of city lights at night, centred on Asia. The North Pole is at upper right, in the uninhabited dark of the Arctic. City lights are seen in North America (top right), the Middle East (far left) and Europe (upper left). Bright areas mark dense urban populations in Asia: Japan and South Korea (far right), also Taiwan, Shanghai, Bangkok and Singapore (South-East Asia, centre right), Delhi (India, centre left) and cities in Russia (upper centre). Australian cities are at bottom right. Dark areas include Tibet, western China, central Asia, Siberia, Greenland, the interior of Australia, and the Indian Ocean. For this area in the day, see E070/558.
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