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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.

How to View the Images of This Page:

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More Images and Info:

There is a section of 'WEB SEARCH' links links near the bottom of this page --- to find 'earth lights' images --- including images related to keywords such as 'north america' or 'korea'.

    Most of the images below are low-resolution images that were collected around 2006. The WEB SEARCH links below can be used to find better, high-resolution images.

For convenience, there are also Wikipedia links below the 'WEB SEARCH' links --- to find information on the geographic areas and the methods used to collect satellite images of Earth. You can follow links in Wikipedia pages to find extensive information on various topics.

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For more images, you can use an 'images search engine' and use keywords like

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Some LINKS to find more 'EARTH-LIGHTS' IMAGES on the web
--- and descriptions thereof:

You can try a WEB SEARCH on keywords such as:

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Page history:

Page was created 2006 Mar 30.

Page was changed 2006 Oct 05.
(Minor changes.)

Page was changed 2018 Oct 10.
(Added css and javascript to try to handle text-size for smartphones, esp. in portrait orientation.)

Page was changed 2020 Dec 10.
(Specified the width of 2 images at the top of this page in proportion to the width of the browser window.
Added WEB SEARCHES for more earth-lights pictures and for related information.)