Earlier this year, NASA released a new global image of the Earth at night. For the most part, much of the reaction in the media was to the effect that this was a stunningly beautiful representation of human beings’ presence on Earth.
I like the interpretation found on this national geographic site:
As you read the article, it explains how an artist made an intriguing observation that the night-time illumination of Earth has changed, and not necessarily for the better, in the past few years. SOme area, such as northeastern India, are most definitely headed in the wrong direction as far as proper night-time illumination.