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Earth At Night

Above and Beyond: Night over Scandinavia

Astronauts on the International Space Station took this image of southern Scandinavia in 2015. 

Credits

Produced by the Space Telescope Science Institute’s Office of Public Outreach in collaboration with the NASA Earth Observatory.


All images, illustrations, and videos courtesy of NASA

except:
·       Daytime photo of lightning in Arizona courtesy of Wikipedia user ed ouimette
·       Photo of oil wells and flare in North Dakota courtesy of Tim Evanson
·       Photo of fracking equipment in North Dakota courtesy of Joshua Doubek
·       Photo of old and new San Francisco – Oakland Bay bridges courtesy of Frank Schulenburg
·       Sea creature illustration copyright The National Library of Israel, Shapell Family Digitization Project _and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Department of Geography – Historic Cities Research Project
 
Music courtesy of Associated Production Music
Written by Tracy Vogel
Designed by Marc Lussier

Transcript

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Satellite image of Planet Earth with small orange lights on land.
 
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Text, Astronauts on the International Space Station took this image of southern Scandinavia in 2015.
 
Lights from the countries' largest cities highlight the coastlines.
 
The image shows a bright light to the north with a halo of green above.
 
Text, A green aurora glows in the north, while a full Moon illuminates clouds and snow below.