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The United States at Night April-Oct 2012
NASA ^ | 12/6/2012 | NASA

Posted on 12/05/2012 7:13:07 PM PST by Dallas59



This image of the continental United States at night is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012. The image was made possible by the satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.

(Excerpt) Read more at nasa.gov ...


TOPICS: Education; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: nasa; night; space; unitedstates

1 posted on 12/05/2012 7:13:14 PM PST by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

The pic pf Mecca is outstanding./s


2 posted on 12/05/2012 7:14:03 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

What is more impressive is North Korea at night compared to the rest of the area esp. Seoul Korea and Japan.


3 posted on 12/05/2012 7:16:25 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Dallas59

The four corners- NM, Co,Ut and Az are mighty sparse. Thats nice.


4 posted on 12/05/2012 7:17:30 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: Dallas59

That’s in Texas, right?


5 posted on 12/05/2012 7:18:18 PM PST by Ken522
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To: Dallas59

The lights seem to peter out at all points of 96 degrees West (Dallas, TX). What gives?


6 posted on 12/05/2012 7:21:35 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Dallas59

No wonder I can’t see the stars at night -— in NJ!


7 posted on 12/05/2012 7:22:32 PM PST by Exit148
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To: Ken522

Austin is south...not east.


8 posted on 12/05/2012 7:22:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59

Bookmarked.


9 posted on 12/05/2012 7:24:49 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Dallas59

10 posted on 12/05/2012 7:25:09 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Dallas59

Good recon to where to live a free life.


11 posted on 12/05/2012 7:29:36 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (It is impossible to have a good faith negotiations with terrorists or any Muslim.)
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To: thecodont
Did you ever see Dallas from a DC-9 at night?
12 posted on 12/05/2012 7:31:14 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

The polar bears might say so.


13 posted on 12/05/2012 7:34:34 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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To: thecodont

Thats where the elbow room starts.


14 posted on 12/05/2012 7:37:44 PM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Dallas59

ping for later


15 posted on 12/05/2012 7:52:44 PM PST by ro_dreaming (G.K. Chesterton, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and lef)
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To: Dallas59

Its interesting how there is a significant line between east and west roughly following Monterrey/SanAntonio/Austin/Dallas/OklahomaCity/Wichita/Topeka/Lincoln/Sioux falls/Grand Forks/Winnipeg. The terrain doesn’t change much though the land fertility and rainfall might.

I wonder what that big cluster of light is in Saskatchewan...


16 posted on 12/05/2012 8:06:01 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

“Good recon to where to live a free life.”

Well put.

Interestingly, looking at the map (at the top), central and north PA looks to be “on the dark side”.

These days, the darker places are more likely to be the most conservative, and to offer the best chances for holding life together when the bright spots fall apart.


17 posted on 12/05/2012 8:06:47 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: Dallas59

This underscores why I like Idaho so much.


18 posted on 12/05/2012 8:13:04 PM PST by Disambiguator (America chose...poorly.)
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To: posterchild

I saw the same, drew the same “land here’s right nice...” and that’s where folk settled. There is also the increase in elevation and the fact you start to see the Rockies somewheres in Kansas and Nebraska.

Ma done told Pa to stop right here, we ain’t a climbin’ any mountains. Build my house now.

G


19 posted on 12/05/2012 8:25:42 PM PST by GRRRRR (He'll NEVER be my President, FUBO! Treason is the Reason! Impeach the Kenyan)
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To: GRRRRR

Must be my poor eyesight...I’ve never seen the rockies from anywhere in Topeka or Lincoln:)


20 posted on 12/05/2012 8:38:21 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: posterchild
I wonder what that big cluster of light is in Saskatchewan...

I think the big cluster you're looking at (sort of an arrow pointing to the NE) is Edmonton, then you can go SSW through Red Deer to Calgary. A few hundred miles east of Red Deer is Saskatoon, and SE of that is Regina (rhymes with ...).

21 posted on 12/05/2012 8:39:52 PM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Dallas59

All the white dots are clusters of liberals.


22 posted on 12/05/2012 8:43:33 PM PST by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: AZLiberty

I think Edmonchuk is a bit more west than what I’m seeing. I think Edmonton/RedDeer/Calgary/etc is the 2 dots with a sharp vertical line even west of SLC. The spot I am referring to is about the same latitude as Edmonton but even a bit east of Denver. It’s a bit diffuse but about the size of Chicago. weird.


23 posted on 12/05/2012 8:53:08 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: posterchild

Actually, now that I’ve bothered to locate Seattle/vancouver, it appears that the spot I am referring to is equidistant between what I think is Calgary and Minneapolis.


24 posted on 12/05/2012 9:00:46 PM PST by posterchild (Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.)
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To: posterchild; Dallas59

Thanks, I noticed that also. The line is about 96 degrees West longitude.


25 posted on 12/05/2012 9:06:25 PM PST by thecodont
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To: Dallas59

The most interesting thing I noticed was the large bright area in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Looks like the Bakken oil fields are really booming.


26 posted on 12/05/2012 9:06:33 PM PST by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: posterchild

I believe that is the Bakken oil fields. It looks like Regina is the small spot just north of there.


27 posted on 12/05/2012 9:09:40 PM PST by eggman (End the Obama occupation of the White House!)
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To: plsjr

bookmarked


28 posted on 12/05/2012 9:19:45 PM PST by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (choose a "lesser evil"? NEVER AGAIN))
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark


29 posted on 12/05/2012 10:34:08 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Michael.SF.

Jimmmie Dale Gilmore bump.


30 posted on 12/05/2012 10:37:53 PM PST by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: ichabod1
I became familiar with the song from Joe Ely's version and only later heard Jimmie Dale Gilmore's version.

Same song, but the two versions are so different, yet both very enjoyable. Jimme Dale is awesome. Including this one: Mack the Knife>/a>

Not for every one, ut one that keeps in mind the Lotte Lenia version.

32 posted on 12/05/2012 11:35:41 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Dallas59
Before and after shots of Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy. Nearly 200,000 people lost power in downtown Manhattan for about a week.


33 posted on 12/05/2012 11:50:21 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: JoeProBono

34 posted on 12/05/2012 11:52:55 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: Dallas59

Would like to see night photos October 29, 30, 31st after Sandy.


35 posted on 12/06/2012 2:31:29 AM PST by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

#33 shows NYC ..B4 and after


36 posted on 12/06/2012 5:32:12 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SMGFan

http://wgna.com/photos-of-nyc-east-coast-at-night-before-and-after-sandy/


37 posted on 12/06/2012 5:37:17 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: JoeProBono
New York's Power Outages Offered Rare Stargazing Opportunity of the Milky Way..

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38 posted on 12/06/2012 5:42:35 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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39 posted on 12/06/2012 5:52:27 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

40 posted on 12/06/2012 9:24:20 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: KoRn; brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

Thanks KoRn, an ‘extra, extra’ ping to APoD members.


41 posted on 12/06/2012 8:05:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Dallas59; SunkenCiv

Western end of Lake Ontario is blinding, my stompting ground as long as I can remember.


42 posted on 12/06/2012 11:35:50 PM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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To: Michael.SF.

Love all those guys - Gilmore, Ely, Hancock, Maines, etc., The Highlanders.


43 posted on 12/07/2012 7:08:56 AM PST by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: ichabod1

As do I. Flatlanders though, they are from Texas, not Scotland!

;)


44 posted on 12/07/2012 8:47:01 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: Dallas59

Just think of how much money we could be saving if we just cut all that light loss in half.

Full Cutoff Lights!


45 posted on 12/07/2012 9:11:41 AM PST by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Michael.SF.

Duh! :)


46 posted on 12/07/2012 9:52:13 AM PST by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: Daffynition

47 posted on 12/08/2012 10:54:02 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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