The Blue Marble has never looked so pretty as it does in these images. Shared on Imgur, the images show relief maps of continents around the world, wonderfully illuminated by pockets of light.
South Africa is pictured too, but a local has concerns about the validity of the image.
This gorgeous picture of South Africa is not real. We don't have electricity. pic.twitter.com/X7cNTrBiff
— Jerm (@mynameisjerm) August 31, 2015
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