Dramatic Morning Photo

February 24, 2014 at 10:10 AM Leave a comment

Wow.  Check out the stark contrast between North Korea and China and South Korea in this NASA photo taken on January 30 from the International Space Station.  There is so little light coming from North Korea it looks like a watery area:

North Korea at night via earthobservatory.nasa.gov

(Image via EarthObservatory.NASA.gov)

Flying over East Asia, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) took this night image of the Korean Peninsula.


North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The darkened land appears as if it were a patch of water joining the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan. Its capital city, Pyongyang, appears like a small island, despite a population of 3.26 million (as of 2008). The light emission from Pyongyang is equivalent to the smaller towns in South Korea.



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