Night lights of London • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the bright night lights of London.

This image was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on board the Suomi NPP satellite, which contains a day-night band that can observe light in a variety of wavelengths.

“In wavelength-speak, the range for visible light is about 400 (blue light) to 700 (red light) nanometers, and the day/night band’s sensitivity is 500 to 900 nanometers,” said Steve Miller, a researcher at Colorado State University.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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