Black Marble: NASA Releases Photos of Earth at Nighttime

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Here’s another facet of our planet that we don’t see every day. NASA has just unveiled a set of extremely fascinating and serene photos of Earth shrouded in the dark of the night.

Image via NASA

Entitled Black Marble, the photographs showcase our planet at nighttime and how it looks like from thousands of miles away.

A global composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images from a new NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite, shows the glow of natural and human-built phenomena across the planet in greater detail than ever before. – NASA

Images via PetaPixel

The image is a composite of multiple data acquired from a satellite and is filtered to exclude some lights such as gas flares, auroras, wildfires, and reflected moonlight.

written by geegraphy on 2012-12-06 in #news #nasa #black-marble #photography #earth #nighttime #news #space

3 Comments

  1. elvis
    elvis ·

    Oops, now i see that i've left my light on in my bedroom :-)

  2. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Extraordinary pictures - really fascinating. (I'm guessing they were taken with something a little bit more sophisticated than a Holga ;-)

  3. diomaxwelle
    diomaxwelle ·

    We live on such a pretty place. :3

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