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Nighttime lights of the world

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This amazing map from shows all the night time light sources of the world in 2003 using the same OLS sourced data.

The map was created by National Geophysical Data Center.  These include a blaze of red lights across Africa from fires, gas flares (green) in parts of Russia, and boat lights (blue) off the coast of South Africa and Japan.


In the animated GIF below, the image of Europe at night taken in 1992 and in 2010, shows a strong increase in the use of lights in urbanized areas and along roads.

source: https://www.gislounge.com/mapping-the-world-at-night/

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