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Posted on September 1st, 2020

Nighttime Jilin-1 Satellite Imagery – Paris, France

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! In our last edition of this series in June we were in Germany’s capital city, and for this month we head west to France’s capital, Paris, oh là là! The 92-cm nighttime Jilin-1 image featured here was collected on November 9, 2019 over Paris, France (Image Courtesy: CG Satellite).

Jilin-1 Nighttime Archive Data in Image Hunter!

Did you hear the news 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

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