New Global View and Animation of Earth's City Lights (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This new global view and animation of Earth's city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. It took 312 orbits to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth's land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble imagery of Earth to provide a realistic view of the planet. HIGHER RESOLUTION ANIMATION: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79803 Credit NASA Earth Observatory/NOAA NGDC Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.