Posted on August 3rd, 2021

Nighttime Jilin-1 Satellite Imagery – New Sample of Athens, Greece

Launched and operated by CG Satellite, meet Jilin-1, the only world’s only high-resolution satellite constellation collecting color nighttime imagery. Offered at 92-centimeter (cm) resolution, nighttime imagery from Jilin-1 is the ideal solution for a plethora of problems only now solvable by this satellite constellation, including:



  • Light pollution studies
  • Population estimates
  • Detection of burnt out street and building lights
  • Measurement of short-term disturbances in power delivery caused by natural disasters
  • Monitoring of illegal nighttime fishing
  • Modeling of anthropogenic carbon emissions

In this series focused on the 92-cm nighttime satellite imagery from Jilin-1, we feature new samples as they become available to us, as well, nighttime data is pretty amazing! It has been nearly a year since we featured a Jilin-1 nighttime sample so we are excited to have a new imagery of Athens, Greece to show to our readers. The 92-cm color nighttime Jilin-1 image featured here was collected on February 5, 2021 over Athens, enjoy! (Image Courtesy: CG Satellite).

Jilin-1 Nighttime Archive Data in Image Hunter!

Did you know that we added the 92-cm Jilin-1 nighttime imagery (and video) archive to Image Hunter?! Well if not, now you did – get your free search started right away

Jilin-1 Nighttime Imagery Specifications Summary

If you are new to 92-cm color, nighttime Jilin-1 satellite imagery, here is a summary of its key specifications:

  • Imagery Resolution – 92-cm (at nadir), imagery delivered at native ground sampling distance (GSD)
  • Spectral Bands – blue, green and red
  • Approximate Equatorial Nighttime Imaging Time – 22:30 local time, Video 3/7/8; 0:00 local time, Video 4/5/6
  • Average Revisit Frequency – 7 to 9 days, varies by off-nadir and latitude
  • Dynamic Range – 8-bits
  • Footprint Dimensions – 11 kilometers (km) x 4.5 km, Video 3 satellite; 19 km x 4.5 km, Video 4/5/6/7/8 satellites
  • Imaging Blackout Dates – varies by maximum North or South latitude, feasibility available with submission of project polygon

If you are interested in samples of Jilin-1 or additional specifications, you can check out our website here; and you can also search for archived nighttime imagery at any time on Image Hunter. And if you would like a price list that includes Jilin-1 nighttime imagery pricing or need help pricing out a specific project, send us an email anytime at [email protected].

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