Earth Globe
Africa, Europe & Asia


the earth at night image

Image Credit: NASA

Without the light from the Sun shining upon it, our Earth appears like a dark disk. This shroud of darkness falls every 24 hours as the Earth spins on its axis. The Sun's light rises in the east and eventually fades below the horizon in the west, ushering in night. There are still many places around the globe where our view of the night skies is unimpeded. However, in many urban, suburban, and even rural areas, artificial lighting and industrial development drown out the light from distant cosmic objects.

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Globo Terrestre
África, Europa y Asia
Sin la luz del Sol brillando sobre ella, nuestra Tierra parece un disco oscuro. Este manto de oscuridad cae cada 24 horas al rotar la Tierra sobre su eje. La luz del Sol sale por el Este y eventualmente se desvanece bajo el horizonte en el Oeste, trayendo la noche. Todavía hay muchos lugares alrededor del globo donde todavía tenemos una vista de los cielos nocturnos sin contaminación lumínica. En muchos lugares urbanos, suburbanos y hasta áreas rurales, las luces artificiales y el desarrollo industrial ahoga la luz que viene de objetos cósmicos distantes.

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