Earth  ID: 10352

NASA Sees Holiday Lights from Space

It’s official — our holiday lights are so bright we can see them from space. Thanks to the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite, a joint mission between NASA and NOAA, scientists are presenting a new way of studying satellite data that can illustrate patterns in holiday lights, both 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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Credits

Jefferson Beck (USRA): Lead Producer
John Caldwell (AIMM): Lead Videographer
Rob Andreoli (AIMM): Videographer
Holly Zell (Vantage Systems, Inc.): Support
Miguel Román (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

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Suomi NPP/VIIRS

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Keywords:
SVS >> Energy
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Lights
DLESE >> Narrated
SVS >> NPP
NASA Science >> Earth
SVS >> Suomi