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Earth's City Night Lights

At the GRC conference on Visualization in Science and Education, I learned a great deal, and met an awful lot of amazing people. NASA also had several people there, and I had the pleasure of getting to know some of them.

For this post, I'm going to focus on Robert Simmon. He's responsible for an image that caused a bit of a buzz a while back: the Earth's City Lights.


I've been asking him how he created the image, and I hope to have some answers to post soon.


download NASA WorldWind software, take screenshots of earth from night pictures section(you can select different pic sources, on of them shows pics shot at night), add them together with some lens correction and done! that`s my version, maybe he did it otherwise...