As introduuced in No.229: Night Earth 1, NASA released the first new night Earth map “Black Marble” in 5 years, and this is the Europe at night.
Unlike Asia Europe has no neon-glittering culture, but certain locations around northern Italy, Netherlands and Belgium are especially bright. Mega cities such as London, Paris and Madrid are luminous, as always.
The nighttime view of the Earth provides researchers with a unique perspective of human activities. By studying Earth at night, researchers can investigate how and why cities expand, monitor light intensity to estimate energy use and economic activity.