Earth At Night
Pics of what earth looks like at night
Fireworks would not have created such intense illumination. This is actually a scientific image created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to show changes in illumination in Europe from 1993-2003. Since Jan. 2013, the image has re-circulated every year following New Year's Eve with the same claim about fireworks.
From shimmering cities to the dark side of the world: Stunning satellite images which show how we use light and energy
In darkness: Third World countries in Africa barely register any light at night in contrast to the West, apart from an amazing trail of light from Cairo running down the Nile in Egypt
Which countries consume the most electricity per person? You might guess the United States would top the World Bank’s list, but the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are actually at or near the top. Icelanders consume an average of 52,374 kilowatt hours per person per year, Norwegians 23,174 kilowatt hours, Finns 15,738 kilowatt hours, and Swedes 14,030 kilowatt hours. Americans are not far behind, with an average consumption of 13,246 kilowatt hours per person. The ...