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Feel the Power of the Dark Side…….

March 12, 2010

….or, in this case, don’t.

Further to the allusion made in the previous post, the above is an image from a meteorological satellite showing the Korean peninsula at night. Some different versions of this image have been enhanced or augmented to more clearly show the landmass but many of these have used a false outline of borders and coastlines rendered in the same effect as the lights, giving the impression that the North Korea border with China, the Military Demarcation Line and the entire coast are all lit with electricity. Although most observers would be unlikely to draw that conclusion, it is nonetheless a cheap effect that undermines the authenticity of the image.

(See here for a larger version of the same image that incorporates the wider region, showing China, Russia and Japan.)

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