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Video: ‘NASA Sees Holiday Lights From Space’

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Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 17, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-17 20:11:18-05

Can you see holiday lights from space? NASA recently released a video on that topic, and they said satellite data indicates there is a big increase in light around the holidays, particularly around Christmas and Ramadan.

NASA stated on their website: “Around many major U.S. cities, nighttime lights shine 20 to 50 percent brighter during Christmas and New Year’s when compared to light output during the rest of the year, as seen in the satellite data. In some Middle Eastern cities, nighttime lights shine more than 50 percent brighter during Ramadan, compared to the rest of the year.”

See the video above for more information.