Some Satellite Photos of Earth at Night
Note that the Eastern United States, Europe,
and Japan are quite bright at night ---
in these photos circa 1998.
China is probably a lot brighter circa 2018.
These pictures help indicate the rapid expansion (and concentrations) of humans on the Earth in the past few centuries (circa 1700 to 2000) --- as exhibited by the electric lights that have been distributed over the earth --- especially in population centers like large cities.
(Places like the New York City area and Chicago would have been almost dark at night in 1700 in these photos, even if they had had electric lights.)
Most of these images are from around the 1995 to 2005 time frame.
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Whole-Earth - lights at night (510x354) (squashed horizontally)
Korea (South & North) - lights at night (110x114) (small view)
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Page was created 2006 Mar 30.