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English: An image showing the Korean peninsula at night 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 December 5, 2012. I modified the image by removing the lights from ships on the open ocean to highlight the contrast between North Korea and South Korea.
Date 8 December 2012, 09:01:11
Author NASA

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Note: North Korea turns off street lighting late evening, so if this photo was taken at around midnight local time, it might not indicate electricity generating capacity in a balanced way.


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