Nasa has released images of the World seen from space. These outstanding nightviews give an interesting insight on the economical development of countries.
The images of the border between South and North Korea clearly show the difference in terms of economical develpment.
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When I see this picture several details surprise me:
- In North Korea city's nightlights barely appear. On the contrary South Korea is totally covered of lights.
- On the South Korean side there are lights even in the sea (which I guess are fishing boats?).
- As one would expect, Seoul is the most lighted area.
At the bottom of this first image you can see the maritime border between North and South Korea in the Yellow sea. It creates a surprising line of lights:
Nasa has released several high quality images that you can see on earthobservatory.nasa.gov here and here.
A Google Earth kml file (click to download) is also available so you can move the globe freely and check any part of the world. I made this article's pictures using Google Earth.
And finally Nasa's video: