Dec

6

This is possibly a useful indicator of where development is occurring. The North Slope of Alaska, Pretoria-area South Africa, Nigeria and Gabon/Congo, Lanzhou-area China, and Puerto Rico really pop to name a few. Also there's an interesting line from around Caracas to Medellin Cali Bogota Colombia and then along west side of Andes to Quito and Cuenca, Ecuador.

"Earth at Night":

Scientists unveiled today an unprecedented new look at our planet at night. 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.


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