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View of Our World From Space at Nighti
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December 29, 2012
The end of the year often prompts moments of reflection. Here is a unique view of our world in 2012, courtesy of the U.S. space agency, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is our planet on cloudless nights, with electric light, wildfires, and natural and political borders visible, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission satellite.

View of Our World From Space at Night

Published December 29, 2012

The end of the year often prompts moments of reflection. Here is a unique view of our world in 2012, courtesy of the U.S. space agency, NASA, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is our planet on cloudless nights, with electric light, wildfires, and natural and political borders visible, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership mission satellite.


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