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The Earth at night is being seen more clearly than ever before by a polar-orbiting satellite operated jointly by Nasa and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
This composite view of the planet during darkness taken by the Suomi satellite was captured during nine days in April and 13 days in October last year.
As well as city lights, the video shows lights from boats, gas flares and wildfires.
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