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  1. Bloomington-Normal, Illinois USA

    Snapshot Title: Bloomington-Normal, Illinois USA
    Taken by: mrtuba9

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Bloomington-Normal, Illinois USA



  2. Hawaiian Islands

    Snapshot Title: Hawaiian Islands
    Taken by: Hugo de Vries

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The main islands of the Hawaiian Island chain, from Kauai in the upper left, to the Big Island of Hawaii in the bottom right. It's easy to see where the population density is on the island of Oahu.



  3. Iglulik, Nunavut

    Snapshot Title: Iglulik, Nunavut
    Taken by: mbiederman

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:



  4. Earth At Night

    Snapshot Title: Earth At Night
    Taken by: adham basha

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Earth At Night



  5. fondo

    Snapshot Title: fondo
    Taken by: - -

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    fr



  6. Ferries

    Snapshot Title: Ferries
    Taken by: Willy Eckerslyke

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    between Holyhead and Dublin...



  7. Singapore

    Snapshot Title: Singapore
    Taken by: opopanax

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    I hope for one more chance.



  8. Europe.

    Snapshot Title: Europe.
    Taken by: RossLynch

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Europe via Black Marble NASA Earth Observatory.



  9. Oil rigs?

    Snapshot Title: Oil rigs?
    Taken by: Tom Nelson

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    in the North Atlantic



  10. Salina, KS

    Snapshot Title: Salina, KS
    Taken by: Steve Renich

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    67401



  11. Bermuda

    Snapshot Title: Bermuda
    Taken by: joevilla56

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    My beautiful home!



  12. northern_europe

    Snapshot Title: northern_europe
    Taken by: priis

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Northern Europe



  13. Persian Gulf oil fields

    Snapshot Title: Persian Gulf oil fields
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Kuwait in upper left, Riyadh in lower left, Bahrain & Qatar at bottom center, United Arab Emirates (Dubai, etc) in lower right.



  14. North Korea

    Snapshot Title: North Korea
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    lights out



  15. Pakistan-India border

    Snapshot Title: Pakistan-India border
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The isolated line meandering through the center - all lit up! Hyderabad is in lower left. There are many cities along the Indus River in upper left. Delhi is the huge city at right.



  16. Venezuela, Orinoco Tar Sands oil fields?

    Snapshot Title: Venezuela, Orinoco Tar Sands oil fields?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The island at right is Trinidad, so the bright area at lower left is probably part of the Orinoco Tar Sands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orinoco_Belt Will open in a new tab or window



  17. Alaska'a North Slope

    Snapshot Title: Alaska'a North Slope
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    more oil fields, lit up at night



  18. Alberta oil sand development

    Snapshot Title: Alberta oil sand development
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    I believe the lights at top center are Athabasca Oil Sand fields near Fort McMurray, northern Alberta. Note how few roads there are in this area. The city in lower left is Edmonton.

    en.wik Will open in a new tab or window...



  19. Eagle Ford oil & gas fields of south Texas?

    Snapshot Title: Eagle Ford oil & gas fields of south Texas?
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The city at top is San Antonio, and those at lower left and lower right are Nuevo Laredo, MX and Corpus Christi, but the arc of dispersed lights sweeping west to east in the middle is probably oil & g...



  20. North Dakota oil fields

    Snapshot Title: North Dakota oil fields
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Apparently they have lights on through the night. Are they needed? That looks like Lake Sakakawea in the lower right.



  21. Puerto Rico

    Snapshot Title: Puerto Rico
    Taken by: Rich Gibson

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    I'm amazed at how much light is here. Driving around in Puerto Rico it feels like there is a lot of open country. I don't understand where all of the lights came from!



  22. Haiti and the Dominican Republic

    Snapshot Title: Haiti and the Dominican Republic
    Taken by: Rich Gibson

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    History and demographics are destiny, or something :-(

    This is not quite as obvious as the aerial imagery of the border.
    maps.google.com/maps?q=haiti&hl=en&ll=18.927072,-71.125488&spn=5.92129 Will open in a new tab or window...



  23. Gulf oil platforms and shipping

    Snapshot Title: Gulf oil platforms and shipping
    Taken by: Rich Gibson

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Oil platforms attack the darkness with their light.



  24. Ciudad de México

    Snapshot Title: Ciudad de México
    Taken by: Armando RH

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Vista de la Ciudad de Mexico desde el espacio,



  25. Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania

    Snapshot Title: Kilimanjaro region, Tanzania
    Taken by: Doug Hardy

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    Kilimanjaro itself is the dark oval, slightly brighter in the center (snow?). Directly south is the small city of Moshi, with the lights of small villages visible to the NW of Moshi (1 million people ...



  26. Nile River Delta and Cairo

    Snapshot Title: Nile River Delta and Cairo
    Taken by: NASA Earth Observatory

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The delta of the Nile River, including the city of Cairo, are very bright against the darkness of the surrounding desert.



  27. North and South Korea; Fishing fleets

    Snapshot Title: North and South Korea; Fishing fleets
    Taken by: NASA Earth Observatory

    Image: Earth at Night 2012: The Black Marble
    Image Owner: NASA Earth Observatory



    Description:

    The stark differences between North and South Korea can be seen here. In addition, thousands of fishing boats light up the waters in the oceans to attract their catches.



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