Bright Holiday Lights Seen from Space

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Bright holiday lights grace many homes across the region.
Bright holiday lights grace many homes across the region.


THUNDER BAY – TECHNOLOGY – NASA researchers are finding that holiday lights are lighting up space too. The brightness of holiday lights, seen from space the agency says “City lights shine brighter during the holidays in the US when compared with the rest of the year, as shown using a new analysis of daily data from the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite. Dark green pixels are areas where lights are 50 percent brighter, or more, during December.”

From the research NASA is finding that some of the rural areas are showing bright lights too.

Bright holiday lights grace many homes across the region.
Bright holiday lights grace many homes across the region.