The Black Marble 2016, continents

The Black Marble 2016, continents

These three composite images provide full-hemisphere views of Earth at night. The clouds and sun glint – added here for aesthetic effect – are derived from MODIS instrument land surface and cloud cover products.
Credits: NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Suomi NPP VIIRS data from Miguel Román, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. You can download high resolution images of Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Australia from NASA web site.

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