Lights of Human Activity Shine in NASA’s Image of Earth at Night


When the sun goes down, the lights of human activity shine bright. NASA scientists have just released the first new global map of Earth at night since 2012. The VIIRS instrument on board the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite captures a high-resolution view of… city lights… boats on the water… how people follow geography… population patterns… The new global map of night lights is a composite image but later this year NASA scientists will release the first daily night lights data allowing scientists to better aid disaster response and study energy use.

100 Comments

  1. Soumyajyoti Sarkar said:

    India during Diwali

    April 14, 2017
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  2. Ashutosh Raina said:

    Lights are Few in africa

    April 14, 2017
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  3. Amit k said:

    can any one thought how whole earth is in dark at one time…how there is night in India as well as in Brazil simultaneously.. its FAKE

    April 14, 2017
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  4. Amit k said:

    NASA had an old habbit of giving wrong and misleading information….

    April 14, 2017
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  5. Иван Конев said:

    Показали бы в динамике. Как изменилось за последние лет десять.

    April 14, 2017
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  6. RAJESH PRASAD said:

    #indian map is looking so beautiful ,luv my india n m proud to be an indian jai hind 😘🤘

    April 14, 2017
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  7. LAZZY said:

    why china is dark?.?

    April 14, 2017
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  8. Sid said:

    lol India is lit af bruh. #jaihind

    April 14, 2017
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  9. Juan Carlos Mancipe Hoyos said:

    00

    April 14, 2017
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  10. Rajat Gujjar said:

    Recommended https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy1HN7ARn4g

    April 14, 2017
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  11. Sambit Mallick said:

    INDIA looks best in the world.

    April 14, 2017
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  12. Lion said:

    fake! the world is flat

    April 14, 2017
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  13. Suryansh Pratap Singh said:

    MODIfied INDIA.

    April 14, 2017
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  14. drio said:

    where is pakistan ? some 1 please help me to find :/ ;P

    April 14, 2017
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  15. malik azoum said:

    the Netherlands = the lightest

    April 14, 2017
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  16. Kamu Kamu said:

    earth is overpopulated? I see like 95% area without lights

    April 14, 2017
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  17. Rola Pola said:

    Long live Akhilesh Yadav and Nitish Kumar. UP and Bihar are the brightest one on the map.

    April 15, 2017
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  18. Pankaj Saikia said:

    And they say India 🇮🇳 is a poor country with very poor infrastructure.

    April 15, 2017
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  19. Surendra Nath Singh said:

    it's impossible to see even the biggest light on earth from the space. And you're all thinking this is a real image ?
    Just compare the ratio of light which is shown in this video and the size of a human.
    Not everything with a tag of NASA is true. You all have crossed the height of being dumb. Hahahaha

    April 15, 2017
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  20. Igor Niko said:

    Красиво))

    April 15, 2017
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  21. anhilater said:

    Africa is dark

    April 15, 2017
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  22. JSTR said:

    It would have been nice to have been narrated instead of those blue banners with words. It does two things. Blocks out quite a bit of the image and if/when you read the words, you miss most of what is to see. Not much thought went into this. Actually it doesn't have to be narrated. We know what it is supposed to be and I'm sure we can figure out which countries are which for the most part. For that reason, I'm the 55th dislike.

    April 15, 2017
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  23. Sourav Naskar said:

    mera bharat mahan

    April 15, 2017
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  24. Sourav Naskar said:

    west bengal state is more brighter than bangladesh………… proud to be bengali and indian

    April 15, 2017
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  25. praveen sharma said:

    nice!

    April 15, 2017
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  26. Francisco Cortez said:

    Florida:)

    April 16, 2017
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  27. Daviro Ac said:

    Nice fake pictures

    April 16, 2017
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  28. Johannes Richter said:

    They are able to remove Clouds and stuff for a better visualization, but later on the video edition they insert a giant text box that fills 1/3 of the video. Well done.

    April 16, 2017
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  29. ラルランバ said:

    北朝鮮が暗すぎて草

    April 16, 2017
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  30. srgadjon said:

    My India looks beautiful. I love you from the bottom of my heart. Jai Hind.

    April 16, 2017
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  31. Neo Theone said:

    India lights are very evenly distributed every part of it. This is called "Sabka sath sabka vikas" Proud

    April 16, 2017
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  32. furrukhjamal00 said:

    another failed attempt in programming the mass subliminally that the earth is round

    April 16, 2017
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  33. HATON PIETRIN Damien said:

    Amazing

    April 16, 2017
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  34. newlegal said:

    RUSSIA WITHOUT LIGHT😀😀😀😀

    April 16, 2017
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  35. Valentina Talanova said:

    Красиво!

    April 16, 2017
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  36. B. Alvn said:

    One thing this very clearly shows is just how under-populated the world really is…huge expanses of darkness.

    April 16, 2017
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  37. ISRAELI AIR FORCE said:

    0:37 Israel one love ^__*

    April 16, 2017
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  38. Vincent 030 said:

    Hey look thats me

    April 16, 2017
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  39. ДНР рулит said:

    Прикольно.

    April 16, 2017
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  40. suze said:

    woah Africa is so dark

    April 16, 2017
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  41. Лом Фримена said:

    Why so many Hindus in the comments?

    April 16, 2017
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  42. fubuhead said:

    "Once Upon a Time in a Land Far Far Away.". If anyone is interest I have a bridge 4 sale……

    April 17, 2017
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  43. Angely Sanjurjo said:

    Such a small island, so bright and beautiful in the Caribbean. I love my Puerto Rico 🇵🇷💞

    April 17, 2017
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  44. wedda on earth said:

    truly boring !°!

    April 17, 2017
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  45. david william said:

    https://youtu.be/XQAhLNWApxU

    April 17, 2017
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  46. Николай Никакоюс said:

    Шо то на Украине нет света)))

    April 17, 2017
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  47. J.W Kalijan said:

    Lol North Korea no lights.

    April 17, 2017
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  48. Fuck said:

    A lot of indians are here on this video. Is this an inside job?

    April 17, 2017
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  49. cele brity said:

    sorry … nicolas cage brought me here ..

    April 17, 2017
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  50. Nagalon said:

    Look at North-Korea and South-Korea you can see the border full of lights, but after that It's all black except for the rich small area's where they allow light at Day and Night. Kind of sad to see really..

    April 17, 2017
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  51. alianne said:

    all these comments are about india😂

    April 17, 2017
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  52. ChantOfSpirit said:

    EARTH IS FLAT! WAKE UP!

    April 18, 2017
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  53. petrovUA said:

    с 0,54 Украина !
    Темень как в африке ! А электроенергию продаем !

    April 18, 2017
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  54. Mo Bo said:

    Looks like bo2 main menu

    April 18, 2017
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  55. Giovana Rodz said:

    Bello mi Puerto Rico 🇵🇷

    April 19, 2017
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  56. kxrimxr said:

    Wow. Puerto Rico is the most brightest island in the Caribbean. Not sure if I should feel proud of that tbh

    April 19, 2017
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  57. Salvatore Fatone said:

    GLI OCEANI SONO PIENI
    BASTA LANCI
    NASA
    BASTA

    STATE CONTAMINANDO ANCHE I PESCI

    TUTTI I MISSILI FINISCONO IN MARE
    NEANCHE UNO HA OLTREPASSATO
    IL FIRMAMENTO
    DI DIO

    April 19, 2017
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  58. julio conrado marin ardila said:

    Es increíble

    April 20, 2017
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  59. Rishabh Goyal said:

    INDIA

    April 22, 2017
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  60. Ali Khan said:

    India shining bright and beautiful from the rest.

    April 22, 2017
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  61. Bunny Deidarasama said:

    just awesome C:
    MÉXICO ♥

    April 24, 2017
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  62. twoneseven said:

    cool, but where are the clouds?!

    April 24, 2017
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  63. Michael DeSilvio said:

    This is all a ridiculous bunch of computer animation. This is why people want NASA to be abolished. NASA is fake CGI airbrushed green screen cartoon images.

    April 24, 2017
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  64. Xzen808 said:

    0:59 North Korea looks the same… an empty void next to South Korea

    April 24, 2017
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  65. Amy said:

    Awesome

    April 24, 2017
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  66. Urge said:

    nice!

    April 28, 2017
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  67. zdrastvutye said:

    how is the exposure to cosmic gamma rays at night outside the earth's atmosphere?

    May 15, 2017
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  68. darrell lamb said:

    people this hurts and I'm sorry to say Nasa is a complete fraud,,,I heard they may be children reading this so all the reason to be honest,, Gotta start telling the truth so much fibbing.It's ok Nasa you got caught.Now confess
    they have zero evidence …. I'm not a genius but please people the world must ,,,heel …much luv to all even the so called ELITE

    May 17, 2017
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  69. Everaldo Campanharo said:

    Hello all my name is Everaldo am so Brazil I would like to be a suitor to go to Mars?

    May 22, 2017
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  70. Everaldo Campanharo said:

    It's my dream to go to Mars or somewhere else on the planet if I never come back to Earth ❤❤❤

    May 22, 2017
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  71. SilverHazardX84 said:

    No light for North Korea

    May 24, 2017
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  72. Emperor Penguin said:

    Thank you NASA

    May 27, 2017
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  73. Rathish Nair said:

    wowww wot a beauty India… shining so beautifully.. I think there is no electricity in Pakistan 😆😆

    May 30, 2017
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  74. Pietrostony said:

    North Korea does not even have money to illuminate cities at night and wastes money on nuclear weapons…

    June 1, 2017
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  75. Nilotpal Banerjee said:

    Pakistan China Full andhera 😂😂

    June 29, 2017
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  76. Ann Onime said:

    No real images, digitalized, light amplified.

    July 9, 2017
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  77. YoutubeEntertainment said:

    i like the way people hates india. most of them say it is dirty place . what about your dirty acts of western culture. you like to lick dirty ass and we indians like to bath in dirty ganga river. so please care about your reducing race. We will lead world in upcoming times. so dont be rude. We indians are very much proud of our country whatever it may be. so dont speak single word against my country. i love, worship,respect,serve,live for my country. those people ashamed of wrong doings of there country only try to use bad words against other nationals.

    July 21, 2017
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  78. Singh Ji said:

    India is much brighter than china

    August 2, 2017
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  79. AndreShuman said:

    Как плесень на яблоке)

    October 1, 2017
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  80. Артем Панов said:

    Hello from central Russia ))

    February 3, 2018
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  81. Cyrille Mae Solia said:

    so india? what happen to the city that never sleep?

    February 27, 2018
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  82. Cyrille Mae Solia said:

    so india? what happen to the city that never sleep?

    February 27, 2018
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  83. Double Ghod said:

    I always give a thumbs down when the screen is blocked by advertisements like this one

    February 28, 2018
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  84. D Adams said:

    Look like India leads in electricity use. Must be all the tech support, call centers and places preparing thousands of Indians to come to the US to work as doctors, own hotels and mini-marts. As long as they are LEGAL they are welcome!

    June 25, 2018
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  85. Tim Yang said:

    Incredible India~ so bright

    July 13, 2018
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  86. Saoirse The lover of Cats and Cookies said:

    Why north Korea so dark

    August 22, 2018
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  87. Otoniel Erives said:

    We humans are a cancer

    September 28, 2018
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  88. Fuck me in the ass said:

    Um those are lights for the International Dark-sky Association. Search it up and this video will make sense

    October 8, 2018
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  89. Pig said:

    USA is the brightest!

    March 14, 2019
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  90. Robert Bruce said:

    What was taking a video of the satellite that supposedly where the images were coming from?

    May 17, 2019
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  91. vusumuzi Lucky ndlovu said:

    Is it me or everyone who thinks according to NASA, there is no one in Africa?

    June 19, 2019
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  92. David A. Damilola said:

    Look at Africa, look at how dark Africa is in the night. Sigh. 😩😭

    June 19, 2019
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  93. nana mch said:

    thanks for the light pollution, India

    July 16, 2019
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  94. intercepte said:

    pollution lumineuse et gaspillage d’énergie…

    August 21, 2019
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  95. Vlaďka Emingerová said:

    🙂

    September 16, 2019
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  96. Rico said:

    so many overproud India

    September 25, 2019
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  97. Steve Kyle said:

    This is why Africa has being called the dark continent

    September 27, 2019
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  98. ETB Hoops said:

    cap

    October 28, 2019
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  99. Warlord Gaming said:

    India is more brighter than USA

    November 22, 2019
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