City Lights of Australia

Recently I was playing with Apple Maps on my iMacĀ and I notice that it showed the night lights of Australia. I thought it pretty cool but upon looking closer I noticed many “city lights” in the desert of the western half of Australia. My first thought was “someone at Apple has added random city lights – lame”. There’s NO cities there.


Then upon investigation I discovered NASA’s Earth Observatory had actually captured bush fires at night in 2012. Someone at Apple thought that was cool enough to use on Apple Maps. Awesome