6 December 2012

NASA Releases New “Lights at Night” Image In High Resolution.

Posted by Dan Satterfield

This view of the Earth at Night is a composite image from the Suomi Satellite. Click on the image for a 7 megabyte very high res. image.

This image is possible thanks to the VIIRS sensor on the new Suomi satellite. The day night band imagery has already produced some spectacular nighttime shots of clouds and storm systems. You can read more about Suomi here.

You can overlay these on Google Earth by getting this KML File.

There is a 55 MB Quick Time movie of the Earth at night from NASA here.