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Night lights

A good look at our planet in darkness illustrates a difference between Koreas

By Jim Borg

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 24, 2012

~~<p>An unprecedented new view of Earth at night shows Hono&shy;lulu as a tiny speck of light in the vast Pacific, as well as a bright and presumably bustling Asia &mdash; all but for North Korea.</p>
<p>The contrast between North Korea and South Korea is particularly stark. With North Korea nearly as dark as the surrounding ocean, South Korea looks like an island instead of part of a peninsula.</p>
~~

An unprecedented new view of Earth at night shows Hono­lulu as a tiny speck of light in the vast Pacific, as well as a bright and presumably bustling Asia — all but for North Korea.

The contrast between North Korea and South Korea is particularly stark. With North Korea nearly as dark as the surrounding ocean, South Korea looks like an island instead of part of a peninsula. Login for more...



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