San Diego’s Christmas lights can be seen from the space by NASA`s Suomi NPP satellite

December 19, 2014 2:52 AM

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Images collected by NASA`s NPP satellite reveals that San Diego and many other cities in USA shines more brightly during the Christmas holydays. NASA released these phenomenal pictures for every one see. In an online statement NASA said “Dark green pixels are areas where lights are 50 percent brighter, or more, during December”. They also added that “Because snow reflects so much light, the researchers could only analyze snow-free cities. They focused on the U.S. West Coast from San Francisco and Los Angeles, and cities south of a rough imaginary line from St. Louis to Washington, D.C.”

The polar orbiting NPP satellite, which was launched in October 2011 to collect data on long time effect on climate change. The satellite which have a state-of-the-art Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) device, able to record light even in the presence of clouds, moonlight and air par...

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