NOAA posts images online of Northeast blackout

NOAA has posted online satellite images taken before and after of the historic blackout of the Northeastern United States, which plunged millions of people into darkness.

Aug. 15, 2003 - NOAA has posted online satellite images taken before and after of the historic blackout of the Northeastern United States, which plunged millions of people into darkness.

NOAA processed the night lights data taken by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP - http://dmsp.ngdc.noaa.gov/).

NOAA archives the data from the satellite.

An NOAA image on the web site, http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories/s2015.htm, shows an image of the blackout in the Northeastern USA taken Aug. 14, 2003, at 9:03 p.m. EDT.

Another image, taken a day earlier, provides a point of comparison with the blackout image.

On the same web site is a U.S. night lights cloud-free composite image taken by the DMSP from Oct. 1, 1994, to March 31, 1995. NOAA processed the data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite.

NOAA processed the data from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program.

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