Human Light Pollution



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English: (Presumably) en:Mollweide projection, based upon 2003-01-01 to 2003-12-31 satellite images of the Earth at night. Images were selected to exclude non-human sources of light, including moonlight and aurora lights. Exact details here. Image and data processing by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center.
DMSP data collected by US Air Force Weather Agency.
Date Images acquired 2003 and released 2008
Source http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/imagerecords/36000/36008/lights_2003.jpg
Author Data collected by U.S. Air Force Weathor Agency; images and data processed by NOAA's National Geophysical Data Center

Image and processing described here as an Image of the Day from NASA's Earth Observatory web site.


Public domain This image is in the public domain because it contains materials that originally came from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, taken or made during the course of an employee's official duties.

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