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New Zealand at Night – New NASA Night Lights Maps

New NASA Night Lights Maps offer a look at New Zealand at Night, and an excellent visualization of how sparsely populated the country really is.

New Zealand at Night
NZ at night

New Zealand’s small population – about 4.5 million people – is behind many of the unique characteristics of the country.  It’s a big reason that the natural beauty of these green islands is so well preserved.

Here’s the UK for comparison.

UK at night
UK at night

The UK is slightly smaller in area than New Zealand, and has a population of over 65 million people.

Here’s the USA for comparison.  The contrast between east and west is also interesting here.

USA at night
USA at night

And the planet Earth:

Earth at night
Earth at night

Below are links to larger images of the entire globe:

Thanks to this post on reddit for inspiration and information.