In 2012, NASA published famous 'Black Marble' night lights images. What are the lights in the uninhabited regions of western Australia caused by?

large cities
wildfires
oil drills
open-pit mines
These images were assembled from data acquired over nine days in April 2012 and 13 days in October 2012. This means fires and other lighting (such as ships) could have been detected on any one day and integrated into the composite picture, despite being temporary phenomena - giving the appearance of a massive blaze.
globalquiz.org
0
Correct this question
3
Very interesting!
reach: rather globalAustraliageographygeography of AustraliaNASAphotography

Answers by country

large cities
wildfires
oil drills
open-pit mines
answers
flagItaly
2%
86%
4%
6%
44
flagthe Netherlands
18%
72%
0%
9%
11
flagRomania
18%
63%
9%
9%
11
flagUnknown
9%
61%
9%
19%
21
flagGreece
30%
60%
4%
4%
23
flagAustria
30%
60%
10%
0%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
11%
55%
12%
17%
147
flagIndia
18%
53%
14%
11%
88
flagGermany
32%
50%
14%
4%
50
flagCanada
17%
50%
8%
14%
34
flagPoland
24%
44%
13%
15%
12463
flagthe United States
16%
43%
20%
16%
513
flagChina
8%
41%
8%
33%
12
flagthe Philippines
16%
41%
25%
8%
12
flagAustralia
7%
32%
18%
32%
55
flagSwitzerland
10%
30%
50%
10%
10
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
27%
18%
9%
11