Christmas lights seen in space

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. 

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About Mario Carr

Mario Carr has a Physics degree from McMaster University and hosts this blog. He is the director of public education for the Hamilton Amateur Astronomers and has helped to raise the profile of the group. He writes an astronomy column and appears on CHCH-TV to talk about the night sky. Mario is the founder of the Carr Marketing Group in Burlington, Ontario and can help with your marketing, communications, publicity and public relations needs. He can be reached at www.carrmarketinggroup.com or mariocarr@cogeco.ca.
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