Astronomy Picture of the Day

Earth at Night

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#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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#94455 by @ 02.10.2006 17:11 - nach oben -
gabs schonmal. btw: das grossbild ist genital, d.h. GROOOSS
#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