A nighttime view of Earth seen from space … “Beautiful”

The “Earth Night” seen from space is not as dark as you might think.

After sunset, the land glows with lights. The first thing that catches your eye are the cities. The bright lights throughout the inhabited areas contrast with the darkness. There is nothing that better represents human civilization spread throughout the earth than the lights of a city seen from afar.

Artificial light separates the city from the country. You can see at a glance where the center of the town is. In the photo you can see the lights of Asia and Australia. The image was taken by the Suomi NPP ground-observing satellite in 2012.

The night view of the Korean peninsula is interesting. Centered in Seoul, it is divided into a strongly bright south and a dark north. “The lights indicate where people live, but there are exceptions,” NASA said.

사진 = Image from NASA Earth Observatory by Expedition 64 crew

A night view of Thailand from the International Space Station (ISS). It shines brightly in the capital Bangkok. Visually shows the city center and the high population density. Other city lights are visible along the southern coast. There are international boats and fishing boats around the great harbor. The dark land in the upper left of the image is the Malay Peninsula.

사진 = Image from NASA Earth Observatory by Expedition 62 crew

Budapest at night is magnificent. Budapest, located in central Hungary, is home to around 20% of the Hungarian population. The city is divided by the Danube in the center. The two sides of the city are connected by various bridges. Photographed by ISS astronauts in March 2020.

사진 = Image from NASA Earth Observatory by Expedition 43 crew

Scandinavia shortly before midnight. A green aurora surrounds the Earth. The huge clouds that cover the peninsula and the Baltic Sea in the lower right corner are clearly visible. The most powerful lights are respectively Oslo, the capital of Norway, Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and Stockholm, Sweden. An astronaut aboard the ISS photographed in April 2015.

“Night views provide an intuitive view of our planet (Earth),” said William Stefanov, ISS chief scientist. He declared.

Journalist Min-ha Yang ([email protected]), Internet electronic magazine

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