Earth at Night: Satellite Sends Awesome Images

NASA's Suomi craft captures composite images

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 6, 2012 12:32 PM CST

(Newser) – NASA has released new composite images of the Earth at night, courtesy of a satellite launched last year, reports the BBC. The Suomi satellite's main goal is to gather meteorological data, and it's specially equipped to view the planet, complete with city lights, at night, notes AP.

This NASA composite image shows the Earth's city lights at night.   (AP Photo/NASA)
NASA calls this one 'Black Marble.'   (AP Photo/NASA)
The United States, seen at night.   (AP Photo/NASA)
The Nile River valley and delta is seen at night.   (AP Photo/NASA)
This image provided by NASA shows the eastern seaboard of the United States at night.   (AP Photo/NASA)
The Korean Peninsula at night, from an image released in September.   (AP Photo/NASA)
Great Britain, Ireland, and part of northwestern Europe.   (AP Photo/NASA)
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