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What are the Earth's Nightlights?

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Description

Cities, aurora, and fires

Caption

The movie shows the lights of cities shining through the darkness of night, as seen by a satellite. The extent to which humans occupy the world is quite apparent in a graphic such as this. Few parts of the world are left uninhabited by mankind, and these regions are shrinking with every passing day.

Credit

Museums Teaching Planet Earth

Topic Filename Media Filename

topics/citylights.top

topics/lights.mov

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More Info URL

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Study/Lights/