Worldview Image of the Week

Night Lights of UAE and Oman

Image captured on 17 October 2021, by the VIIRS instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.


Black Marble Nighttime Blue/Yellow Composite (Day/Night Band) image of the eastern portion of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and northern portion of Oman. The image shows the nighttime city lights in yellow of the major cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as the well lit road networks connecting to smaller cities in the region. This image was acquired by Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS), aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. This image is a false-color composite using the VIIRS at-sensor radiance and the brightness temperatures from the M15 band. The false color scheme produces nighttime city lights in shades of yellow with infrared, nighttime cloud presence in shades of blue.

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