As I write, India looks like this:
Over a billion people=billions of fireworks and deafening firecrackers (known as “bombs”).
What is Diwali? It’s the most celebrated festival of India and much of South Asia. It’s the “Festival of Lights,” involving lighting diyas (or small clay bowls filled with oil) to signify the victory of good over evil. And fireworks and firecrackers are abundant. (Think 4th of July times one billion and everywhere you look–no regulations!)
Thank you, NASA, for this cool picture. First-hand it’s a bit louder and more full of life but both views share beauty.