You’re neighbours aren’t the only ones enjoying your outdoor Christmas lights. Your Christmas lights can be seen from outer space as you can see in this video just released by NASA.
The video footage is from the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, which is a joint mission between NASA and NOAA. Scientists are presenting a new way of studying satellite data that can illustrate patterns in holiday lights, during Christmas and the Holy Month of Ramadan. These new tools can provide new insights into how energy consumption behaviors vary across different cultural settings.