The Black Marble (Americas)

The Black Marble (Americas)

Black Marble – North and South America at night.

On December 5, 2012, using the data was acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012, NASA released a nighttime view of Earth – and it was called “Black Marble”, after the “Blue Marble”. The images taken at nighttime were mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to, provide a realistic view of our home planet.

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