Astronomy Picture of the Day



Earth at Night

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zorg.ch
#94442 by @ 02.10.2006 00:00 - nach oben -
Earth at Night


Explanation:
This is what the
Earth
looks like at night.

Can you find your favorite

country or
city?

Surprisingly, city lights make this task quite possible.

Human-made
lights highlight particularly developed or
populated areas of the Earth's surface,
including the seaboards of Europe, the eastern
United States, and
Japan.

Many large cities are located near rivers or
oceans so that they can exchange goods cheaply by boat.

Particularly
dark areas include the central parts of South America,
Africa,
Asia, and Australia.

The above image is actually a composite of
hundreds of pictures made by the orbiting
DMSP satellites.

(Editor's note: This image has generated many print requests. Unfortunately, we do not sell prints. However, a high-resolution digital version of the image is available
here.




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zorg.ch
#94455 by @ 02.10.2006 17:11 - nach oben -
gabs schonmal. btw: das grossbild ist genital, d.h. GROOOSS
zorg.ch
#94472 by @ 03.10.2006 07:43 - nach oben -
ich kann das grosse bild nicht bearbeiten, zuwenig arbeitsspeicher...

aber aus dem large kann man sich einen schönen dual-screen wallpaper machen