NASA timelapse shows Ukraine in darkness

STORY: Images taken throughout the month show the surface of the Earth in the region at night. The city lights can be seen in detail on a daily basis in the images, converted to grayscale by NASA.
Ukrainian officials said on Wednesday (November 23) that three nuclear power plants on territory controlled by Ukrainian forces had been shut down after the recent spate of Russian missile attacks on Ukrainian power plants.
The entire capital region of Kyiv, home to over three million people, has lost power, the Kyiv governor said, and emergency power outages are needed in other regions to conserve energy.
Officials across the border in Moldova said more than half of their country has also lost power, the first time a neighboring state has reported such extensive damage from the war in Ukraine that started nine months ago at the hands of Russia invasion was triggered.
NASA used its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar Orbiting Partnership satellite in combination with a specialized imaging layer to show the extent of the power outage in Ukraine. The earth's surface and atmosphere are recorded in poor light conditions by the satellite's highly sensitive instrument.

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