Episode 4: Satellite Imagery

This month’s episode of A View from Mount Sinai discusses the use of satellite imagery to characterize light at night.

While satellite imagery is improving and provides more exact information about the characteristics of light at night as seen from space, this episode explores the question of whether or not satellite imagery can provide useful information about the impacts that this nighttime light might be having on peoples’ health and on the environment.


light at night light from space nighttime light satellite imagery


Dan Frering

Director of Educational Programs, Light and Health Research Center