02 October 2013

Satellite photos of North Korea and South Korea at night

Images of the Korean peninsula at night sometime in the year 2012. 

A composite image, constructed using cloud-free night images taken by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite. These photographs were taken with the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), and the composite was published by NASA on 5th December 2012.

The first image was modified by removing the lights from ships on the open ocean to highlight the contrast between North Korea and South Korea.

The following is is a wider Suomi shot of the Koreas:

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