This amazing new global view of lights on Earth at night from space was acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite. A joint program by NASA and NOAA, Suomi NPP captured this nighttime image by the day-night band of the satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite VIIRS. It combines the Earth at night view created by NASA’s Earth Observatory with data processed by NOAA’s National Geophysical Data Center with the EO Blue Marble: Next Generation.
A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and NOAA satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before.
Credit: NASA Goddard/NASA’s Earth Observatory/NOAA/DOD