Some Images of Our World

Use these pictures to think about our planet.

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What do the lights tell us about population density?
What do you notice about population distribution?
What parts of the world appear to have the most people?
What parts of the world have the fewest people, or none at all?
What can these images tell us about why people live where they live?

Earth at night.

A composite image of the Earth at night.

Sunset from space.

An image of Europe and North Africa at nightfall.