India at Night •

Last update: September 29th, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at southern India at night.

The photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station.  

Night light images such as this one can be helpful in providing population distribution data. Visible here are the cities of Kochi and Coimbatore and the roadways that connect the two. Directly below are the southern Ghats, a dark, hilly region of India that is largely unpopulated.

To the east sits the Gulf of Mannar, which links the southern Indian Peninsula to Sri Lanka.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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