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Great Northeast Power Blackout of 2003

DMSP Imagery of the Great Northeast Power Blackout of 2003
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Comparative Overview of the Greater New York City Area

DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States approximately 20 hours before the blackout

DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States approximately 7 hours after the blackout

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Comparative Overview of the Images Above
DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States taken on Aug. 13, 2003, at 9:21 p.m. EDT DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States taken on Aug. 14, 2003, at 9:03 p.m. EDT

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Comparative Overview of the Images Above
Annotated DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States approximately 20 hours before the blackout Annotated DMSP satellite image of the Northeastern United States approximately 7 hours after the blackout. The cities of Ottawa, Toronto, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Buffalo have virtually disappeared, while the Greater New York City area is much darker!



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