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From the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite.
The image above shows London and the southern half of Great Britain as it appeared in March of 2012. While most of the events in the 2012 Olympics were held in the greater London area, several other cities and towns will host events.
The image was acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP, which includes a “day-night band” similar to images collected by the Operational Linescan System (OLS) flown on U.S. Defense Meterological Satellite Program (DMSP) satellites.
Image #: 78674
Date: March 27, 2012