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India Satellite Image on Diwali Night – Real or Fake?

India Satellite Diwali NightThis is how India looked on the Diwali night from the satellite in outer space. Well, at leats this is what it would have looked in an artist’s imagination. The whole country is shining like jewels in complex nexus of lines.

There are doubts if this is a real image, but whatever the truth while being mesmerized by the beauty of this image think of the amount of carbon dioxide we have thrown into the space on Diwali. Even a lifetime of planting trees cant take away the damage we have done in one night. Ironic, how we are strangling the throat of the very mother that sustains us.


India image photograph on Diwali Night from Satellite Outer Space (13048)

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59 Responses to “India Satellite Image on Diwali Night – Real or Fake?”

  1. Tanmi Gold
    November 27, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    Yes, this is fake. Complete Facts about this Map Here http://www.hoaxorfact.com/Science/satellite-image-of-india-during-diwali-facts-analysis.html

  2. Honey
    November 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

    This is what we are doing punjab walio. This is the picture from NASA’s MODIS satellite showing fires in Punjab due to the crop waste burning and transport of smoke to other places along Himalayan mountains…………a must share topic

    http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/individual.php?db_date=2012-11-16

  3. Honey
    November 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    The picture u showed is fake.

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/NaturalHazards/view.php?id=79682

    This is the real picture. This picture is on NASA website. Check this out

  4. November 13, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    india is very very beautiful at diwali.but some place in india are in dark,why?

    • vinod jakhar
      November 18, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

      dost in rajasthan there is desert in west

  5. Janik
    November 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

    i think its just an enhanced image of a normal night
    Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh all have small Hindu populations but they are just as bright as India

  6. param
    October 6, 2012 at 1:22 am #

    sooooooooooo ……………………….
    gud

  7. Anil
    August 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

    hahahaha LOL.

  8. shubhadeep
    April 10, 2012 at 7:17 am #

    This not a ‘diwali’ photo, but this picture is not fake. View the following link:

    http://geology.com/articles/satellite-photo-earth-at-night.shtml

  9. Adrian
    November 4, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    Hey guys

    Sorry to burst your bubble! but this is a FAKE pic!

    If you want to feel proud to be Indian, I think we should first stop publishing lies like this to misguide others!
    And the rest need to do a little more research.

    BTW, we got a lot of other stuff to make us feel good about being Indian!
    Cheers.

  10. amit
    October 31, 2011 at 12:47 am #

    i am a patriot of my country but could not get why the hell Sri Lanka is lite up too. They dont celebrate Diwali like us Indians. Just saying.

  11. priya
    October 29, 2011 at 6:37 am #

    itz real…..

  12. Anakhi
    October 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    The brighter spots easily mark the more metropolitan cities and it is also interesting to the Indus and how the population is clustered around the rivers. Well kinda expected as almost all ancient civilizations settled near a water body..

    Anyhow, here’s an interesting superimposed map that I’ve included the major cities and a rough approximation of the area of Punjab (India). Not a 100% but still a good approximation:

    First time posting in article section so not sure if it will accept image tags. If not click the link

    hoax fake india image

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:42 am #

      Yeah perhaps not on Diwali… but its a real image

    • zankhesh
      October 29, 2011 at 12:00 pm #

      this is not picture of india…confirm…do not use it or forward it plz.

  13. Jassy
    October 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I respect PP and we should not appreciate if PP will start sharing wrong information….

    This is a total fake Pic… Bobby paaji Please don’t share misleading information…

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:40 am #

      hey man.. at least read the words before you post… “There are doubts if this is a real image, but whatever the truth while being mesmerized by the beauty of this image think of the amount of carbon dioxide we have thrown into the space on Diwali.”

      The article doesnt say its real.. if you choose not to read the lines, its not PP’s fault…

  14. October 27, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    कृपया इस मानचित्र का उपयोग न करें, इसमें भारत माँ का मस्तक कश्मीर, कटा हुआ दिखाया गया है।

  15. Pradosh
    October 27, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    HI Mr,

    This realistic picture today we had meeting with USA people they saw Satellite pic and They wished us on Diwali.

  16. Jassy
    October 27, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    PP shared the same picture last year as well…. get Something new guys….

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:43 am #

      Its the same article with date of publication changed… There are 500 other new articles for you.. Go read them first…. retard

      • Jassy
        October 29, 2011 at 4:33 am #

        PP is my favorite Punjabi site….. and i really appreciate your work all the time guys and i do read your all the articles whenever you publish….Don’t miss judge your members Bobby paaji….We do respect you and do respect PP…I always expect that you will bring something different from others… J main saare articles na parhda te mainu eh pata na hunda k same article was published in 2010….

        I would advise you that watch your language and don’t be rude to us….

        • bricktop
          October 29, 2011 at 5:12 am #

          Hey man… first, i apologize for the R word. Secondly its Rick… not Bobby… Please check who made the comment. Bobby probably doesn’t know about these comments anyway.

  17. October 27, 2011 at 2:56 am #

    this is all demand and supply rule…………..if govt is unable to give electricity then people says that govt is doing noting………..

    ma point is we should not waste power in lighting houses unnecessarily……….moreover we should not make ourselves so comfortable that we are unable to bear climatic changes………………summers ac’s are on entering rooms and they are left on sometime when there is no one in room…………….lights, fans , heaters(in winters) motors, pc’s , chargers , almost everyting is consuming power for no reason……………….this was ma point of view…………………we are destroying power and we are destroying environment unknowingly……………………….

    • Pratap
      October 27, 2011 at 6:48 am #

      This is not unnecessarily, we are not lighting our houses daily, this is our festival and this the only way to calibrate it.
      We can live without AC, fridge and other equipments of electricity why we are using them, we all know these equipments are effecting our environment but we are still using………..WHY????????????????

  18. Harpreet Grewal
    October 26, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    22 ji Photova Ta Theek Aaa Par Eh Photos Orignal Mai Kese Hor Site Te Dekhi C Te Tusi Apni Site Da Tag Laa Dita Galat Gal Aaa Veer Chori Da Maal Nai Rakhi Da Site Te :p

    Anyways Thnq for Sharing Love U All Happy Diwali Hassde Wassde Raho

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:44 am #

      Eh ni ho sakda k ohna ne PP to photo chakki howe?

  19. Mtnmann
    October 26, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Too late for me to comment in 2010…but here in 2011:
    This is a composite image showing increased lighting over 11 years – not diwali. Sorry… It looked way too bright, even for Diwali – so I was very suspicious. Here’s one source that seems to have the truth about the image:

    http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/160012/view

    Credit: NOAA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
    Caption: 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.

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:46 am #

      The article doesnt say that its original… it says “there are doubts”
      Please read the comments.

  20. Denzil Joachim
    October 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    This is an ABSOLUTE fake. Please do not spread Non Sense.

    http://www.sciencephotogallery.co.uk/india_at_night_satellite_image/print/1705155.html

    — It’s actually a composite of images taken by a US satellite in 1992, 1998 & 2003 represented in Red, Green & Blue respectively. The white parts are formed by the RGB components combining & represent places present in all three pictures ie the cities –

    • bricktop
      October 29, 2011 at 3:47 am #

      The article doesnt say that its original… it says “there are doubts”.. please read before you post non-sense

  21. pritpal tiwana
    December 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    I won’t bother to think its real or not.I know for sure this is how we look from space and pay attention the brightest part is punjab..

    • Mk sheabat
      October 27, 2011 at 12:46 am #

      I agree……….

  22. unknown
    November 19, 2010 at 7:02 am #

    may I know the source of the pic. who clicked that pic and sent you? In this pic even Shri Lanka is glittering :) does that means shri lankan’s also celebrated diwali?

    but the message you want to give through this short note, i support that cause.
    buddies just say no to crackers and electric decorations, make diwali safe and clean. Even traditions should be changed if they are destructing life on earth.

    Guru Nanak ne v keha hai
    “Pawan Guru Paani Pita Mata Dharat Mahatt”

    rishiya-muniya te guruya peera’n de desh wich Guru wargi paun, Pita warge Paani te Maa wargi dharti nu saaf rakhna sadda sab da farz hai.

    • November 21, 2010 at 5:51 am #

      Just as i said before. It might be fake, but it makes you wonder how really it would have looked? Shiny or full of smoke clouds?

      • unknown
        November 25, 2010 at 7:27 am #

        thanks for replying. And I think according to your observation that ‘how really it would have looked (from the satellite in outer space) ‘ you should edit your article and this phrase should be written instead of ‘This is how India looked on the Diwali night from the satellite in outer space’

        • November 26, 2010 at 8:47 am #

          The article had already been edited :D

  23. kiran
    November 17, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. nav
    November 15, 2010 at 2:13 am #

    such a wonderful view..but felt really bad after knowing the fact that it caused so much environment destruction to look this pretty,,,ppl grow up!!..y ruining this motherland for ur next generations…

    • JAS
      October 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

      you think this is bad for the environment , this would be one night, what about las vegas lights that are on all year long . how much is that effecting the environment?

  25. Navtej Sandhu
    November 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm #

    wooowwwwww !! But it seems really fake . . . fer vi, wtever, sarey jahan se achha HINDUSTAN hamara :-) !!

  26. gagan
    November 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm #

    put in the link that could lead to prove this a fake!!! i liked ur info… :)

  27. Abhishek
    November 10, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    It’s a fake. It’s actually a composite of images taken by a US satellite in 1992, 1998 & 2003 represented in Red, Green & Blue respectively. The white parts are formed by the RGB components combining & represent places present in all three pictures ie the cities. :-)

    • November 11, 2010 at 1:01 am #

      Fake or not, it does make you think and personally i always wondered how would India look from space on Diwali Night, full of lights, or full of smoke?

  28. November 10, 2010 at 4:11 am #

    wow

    Mind Blowing :)

  29. sarabjit
    November 10, 2010 at 1:06 am #

    OMG !!! i know we should go green ,,, but it looks Mind blowinggggggggggg !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. kotkapuria
    November 9, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    gr8 picture……….but says a lot………………the people says not to waste power…………………but most of them are unaware of the odd that for every kWh we consume we are pumping 1kg of co2 to atmosphere……………….we should take well care of this in country like india where more than 80% of power comes from thermal power plants (or we can say coal or carbon power plants)…………………..if u want to make god happy ………make surroundings happy…………………….go green………………..

    • November 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

      Look at Bhathinda.. Apart from getting constant strikes, the Thermal Power Plant has made Bhathinda the city of ashes.

      • kotkapuria
        November 10, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

        this is all demand and supply rule…………..if govt is unable to give electricity then people says that govt is doing noting………..

        ma point is we should not waste power in lighting houses unnecessarily……….moreover we should not make ourselves so comfortable that we are unable to bear climatic changes………………summers ac’s are on entering rooms and they are left on sometime when there is no one in room…………….lights, fans , heaters(in winters) motors, pc’s , chargers , almost everyting is consuming power for no reason……………….this was ma point of view…………………we are destroying power and we are destroying environment unknowingly……………………….

  31. November 9, 2010 at 5:25 pm #

    beautiful :)

  32. channa sandhu
    November 9, 2010 at 3:56 pm #

    wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…thanks for sharing it :)

    • November 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm #

      shukar aa ji tusi v sade article te comment kita :)

      • October 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

        tooooooooo beautifullll……………………………………………………………………………….india is grt nd bst all over d world…………………..salute to our india

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