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NASA: India - Moonlit Clouds Obscure Indian Blackout - 06.08.12

Moonlit Clouds Obscure Indian Blackout

August 2nd, 2012 by Mike Carlowicz
Earlier this week, as India endured the worst blackout in its history, many readers and members of the media asked us to show the vast country without lights. Just a few weeks ago, Earth Observatory showed the world what the Mid-Atlantic United States looked like before and after a massive storm-induced blackout. (We also showed the city lights of London.)
But this week, there was nothing to see…at least from space. Here is India before the blackout, as viewed through the day-night band of the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi-NPP satellite:
July 30, 2012
July 30, 2012
One night later, the view was not much better…
July 31, 2012
July 31, 2012
What’s the problem? It’s monsoon season in India, which means near-constant clouds and rain…and very little visibility for satellite instruments observing visible wavelengths of light.
Surely there is a blackout under those clouds, as nearly half of the nation (and 600 million people) went without power for parts of two days. You can catch a faint hint of more or less light between July 30 and 31 in the northeastern portion of the images. But mostly, the view is clouds, clouds, and more clouds. They are lit by moonlight, at least.

NASA: India - Moonlit Clouds Obscure Indian Blackout - 06.08.12

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