The “Black” Marble

December 5, 2012

night

NASA released some beautiful new views of our planet “in the dark” today, here’s a link to still images and animations:

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/NPP/news/earth-at-night.html

I’ve noticed that link has been extremely slow or even unresponsive at times today, so be patient.  It seems to be better now that East Coast folks have gone to sleep.

Scientists are using these new nighttime images of Earth’s dark side to gain insight on human activity and poorly understood natural events.  You can also:

 Enjoy!

Chief Meteorologist Mark Nelsen


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