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Satellite images from NASA show how Ukraine has been plunged into darkness.
Images comparing the skies above Ukraine a month before the invasion, on the day of the invasion, and last night show how the lights have dimmed in the eastern European country.
Since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24th there has been an estimated 1,207 civilian casualties, including 406 deaths. However, the UN Human Rights Office has warned that this figure is likely much higher.
From above the clouds, it’s clear that something is wrong on the ground.
To see the difference for yourself, compare the below maps:
January 24th, midnight
February 24th, midnight
March 8th, midnight
Scientist Julien Chimot shared screengrabs from the NASA map to Twitter and commented: “I am usually a big fan of @NASAEarth #VIIRS night light images. But these days, I am terrified.
“From early February (left pic) to early March (right pic), a big dark hole has appeared in #Europe #Ukraine. Let [us] remember how lucky we are tonight to be able to turn on our lights.”
I am usually a big fan of @NASAEarth #VIIRS night light images. But these days, I am terrified.\n\nFrom early February (left pic) to early March (right pic), a big dark hole has appeared in #Europe #Ukraine.\n\nLet remember how lucky we are tonight to be able to turn on our lights.pic.twitter.com/pnaM8qOPVy
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