Christmas is officially visible from space

A neighbour with over-the-top Christmas decorations may be an eyesore for everyone else, but from space these garish lights transform into something quite beautiful.

Nasa has released footage shot by the VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite that shows an increase in brightness over cities in the US and the Middle East during different holidays and festivals.

  • Areas marked green on the map are 50 per cent brighter during the Christmas period
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