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PHOTOS: Earth at night

October 2012 - The Earth



October 2012 - The Earth (© REUTERS-NASA)
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Lights across the earth are pictured at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands.

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