New views of Earth at Night

NASA scientists have just released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012.

This nighttime look at our home planet, dubbed the Black Marble, provides researchers with a unique perspective of human activities around the globe. By studying Earth at night, researchers can investigate how cities expand, monitor light intensity to estimate energy use and economic activity, and aid in disaster response.

New views of Earth at Night


Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann

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