Earth At Night, Mountains Of Light by Jacob Wasilkowski

What if Earth’s terrain was created by nighttime lights? This 3D web mapping experiment sheds some light on the question with a complete resculpting of our planet's surface.

Human light emissions, provided by NASA satellite imagery, dictate the placement of new mountain ranges along with dark valleys and plains.

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