India at night, satellite image
India at night, satellite view. This image is a composite showing the change in illumination over India from 1992-2003. Satellite data from 2003 is coloured red, 1998 is coloured green and 1992 is blue. The three data sets are composited to form the image. Nighttime lights on the map that are white are lights that were present throughout the entire period. Areas that are marked by red have only appeared in 2003. Areas coloured green and blue were only present in 1998 and 1992 respectively but are no longer visible. This image was created by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP), National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, USA.
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Ancient frescoes, Sigiriya, UNESCO World Heritage Site, North Central Province, Sri Lanka, Asia
The Sigiriya Frescoes were painted on the western
surface of Sigiriya Rock, located in Central Sri Lanka.
Painted over fifteen hundred and thirty years ago, they
were the highlight of a massive palace complex built in
480AD by King Kasyapa. The names of the ladies and the artists who painted
them are lost in history
© Ian Trower
Ruins of King Kassapas Palace in front of the view from of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia
Ruins of King Kassapa's Palace in front of the view from of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (Lion Rock), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Sigiriya, Sri Lanka, Asia
© Matthew Williams-Ellis
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