NASA Image Explains Energy Difference in North and South Korea


This article was originally published on March 29, 2013.

The image by National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Suomi National Polar orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite displays a stunning view of Korean Peninsula at night.

With the rising tensions between North and South Korea, the big energy difference between the neighboring countries shows their energy capabilities. With the rising tensions in Korean Peninsula, North Korea continues to threaten South Korea and United States.

Korean Peninsula

U.S reacts to North Korean nuclear threats says, “Will defend our nation and its allies, prepared for any eventuality”. U.S promises to retaliate to strike. In the cloud free image, South Korea looks more brighter with its live cities whereas North Korea looks brighter only at its capital city Pyongyang.

The below image also displays night view over Japan and east China. 

Korean Peninsula

These cloud free images were were taken using Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and was published by NASA on December 5, 2012.

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An Aeronautical engineer, currently serving as a Rolls-Royce Repair and Configuration Specialist at QuEST Global. Previously served as a Project Assistant at National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).