Everyone at XO loves Space related topics. This morning Al from XO In-Motion, XO Pandora's new motion graphics team, took NASA's photos and animated them into a 3-D representation of Earth at night. Check this out and please share.
From NASA about the project:
This new global view and animation of Earth’s city lights is a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. The data was acquired over nine days in April 2012 and thirteen days in October 2012. It took satellite 312 orbits and 2.5 terabytes of data to get a clear shot of every parcel of Earth’s land surface and islands. This new data was then mapped over existing Blue Marble.