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Reality Behind Real And Fake Map Of India From Space On Diwali Night 

It's Diwali time and also the time when the same picture of India from space gets circulated all over the Internet. And as per the rumors, NASA clicks it every year. Does it make any sense to you? Do you even care to know whether it is legit or not? If you are confused whether to believe it or not, go through this article, and you'll be cleared with all your doubts.

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Reality Behind Real And Fake Map Of India From Space On Diwali Night 

Reality Behind Real And Fake Map Of India From Space On Diwali Night 

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Diwali creates insane buzz every year and the hype is for real.

Diwali creates insane buzz every year and the hype is for real.

And you must have come across this photo by now, right?

And you must have come across this photo by now, right?

Even Virender Sehwag was promoting it last year. WTF! 

Even Virender Sehwag was promoting it last year. WTF! 

Raheel Khursheed (India's Twitter head) started promoting this in a sarcastic way.

Raheel Khursheed (India's Twitter head) started promoting this in a sarcastic way.

But the question still remains is whether it is real or fake?

But the question still remains is whether it is real or fake?

And the answer is, it is completely fake and not even related to Diwali.

And the answer is, it is completely fake and not even related to Diwali.

The image is actually as old as 2003 and was created by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientist, Chris Elvidge, to highlight population growth over time.

And this is the composite image before it was re-colored to show population growth.

And this is the composite image before it was re-colored to show population growth.

To those who gives NASA credits for this, here's your reply from NASA itself. "In reality, any extra light produced during Diwali is so subtle that it is likely imperceptible when observed from space." 

You might even come across this as well. Here's something about it.

You might even come across this as well. Here's something about it.

This image is based on data collected by the VIIRS "day-night band", which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared, which was then artificially brightened to make the city lights easier to distinguish.

Again wishing you all 'Happy Diwali' and everything on the Internet is not true!

Again wishing you all 'Happy Diwali' and everything on the Internet is not true!

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