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Earth at Night

NASA has been studying the effects of human existence on the planet since the first satellite went into the inky black skies of the 1950s. Below, we see how the world has changed in just ten years.

Earth at Night 2003

Earth at Night 2012

Comparison images

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It’s obvious from the photo comparison above that light pollution and wasted light is a huge and ever growing problem throughout the world. As we hear more on the news of potential blackouts due to not having enough power stations, maybe we should take a step back and maybe try to reduce this crazy waste of energy. If the light is going up, it’s wasted and costing each country millions every year.