Google Earth At Night

earth at night

Thanks to Ben, the Tech Savvy Educator, for this link to Earth At Night via Google Maps. This puts on the web one of the classic classroom visuals illustrating the distribution of wealth around the globe, the effect of humankind on the Earth, and the tremendous amount of energy put out by civilization.

I wonder whether the creator actually scanned one of the popular classroom posters or got the images from another source. Resolution is limited, so don’t expect to zoom into the city level.

I hope you can place the thumbnail (above). Hint: I’ll be there in April. For extra credit, identify the brightest spots.

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