NASA has just released some nighttime images of Earth taken by an ultra-sensitive satellite 512 miles above its surface and They. Are. Gorgeous.
The image above is of the beautiful fairyland known as the United States. io9 posted a video of the entire Earth (including non-American parts) rotating at night, assembled from a composite of satellite photographs.
NASA has taken to referring to the twinkling Earth of these images as a "Black Marble," because their primitive minds cannot conceive of "planets."
One of the coolest things about the pictures is that they don't just show light from cities and towns.
Write a poem about that.