Image of the Day: Gorgeous satellite view of Earth at night

NASA's gone and done it again. Here's a beautiful new image of the United States at night, courtesy of the the Suomi NPP satellite.

According to NASA:

The image was made possible by the satellite's "day-night band" of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires and reflected moonlight.

Don't miss the larger version below. Stunning!

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