NASA Reveals How The World Looks Like At Night From Space

The images show a comparison between years 2012 and 2016. India shows the most drastic change among all.

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After four years of observation, NASA has released composite images of the Earth at night. The images clearly show the progression and human race expansion across the globe.

The Images were taken in 2016 and released on Wednesday.


NASA released these images to show the drastic change between these four years and images of India are surprising to say the least.

According to NASA scientists, they are working on to make the night lights imagery that can be updated frequently or perhaps every day.

Below are the images published by NASA in 2012 and 2016. See the drastic change in just four years:

Composite image of continental U.S. at night, 2016


Composite nighttime views of India and surrounding areas in 2012 (first) and 2016 (second)



Views of Chicago and surrounding areas in 2012 (first) and 2016 (second)



Composite image of Nile River and surrounding region at night, 2016


 Europe at night, 2016


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