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Earth at Night

Directions: The map below, which shows Earth at night, was taken from space. The bright spots on the map indicate places where lots of people live. Use an atlas, encyclopedia, or online resource to identify the 10 large cities circled on the map. On the back of this page, write the numbers from 1 to 10. Write the name of each circled city next to its number.

Credit: Data courtesy of Marc Imhoff of NASA GSFC and Christopher Elvidge of NOAA NGDC. Image by Craig Mayhew and Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC.

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