Claiming to be a
NASA Photo of India During Diwali
This Amazing Photo of Nighttime India
Is An Internet Sensation
Speculation suggested the lights are a result of the Hindu celebration Diwali, or the celebration of lights, held from mid-October to mid-November.
Business Insider dug up some background on the image, and this is what they found!
The photo is an overlay of shots highlighting India’s burgeoning population over several years.
- The white lights were the only illumination visible before 1992.
- The blue lights appeared in 1992.
- The green lights in 1998.
- The red lights appeared in 2003.