‘Fake’ Diwali pic goes viral on FB, NASA ‘clears the air’
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In contrast, India looked no different from any other day on Diwali night as can be seen in a second photograph. The photograph is the actual Diwali photograph taken by NASA satellite known as Suomi NPP, for National Polar-orbiting Partnership.
The photograph shows cities from neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Pakistan as well, which are equally bright. The satellite is mounted with a special instrument that can detect all forms of lights. The image, unlike the first one, was taken in a single night and is not technically morphed image.