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A study of the nighttime illumination during the holidays shows that in many cities are up to 50 percent brighter than other times of the year. NASA scientists decided to investigate after discovering a major increase of the lights of Cairo Egypt during certain times of year. They found that throughout the month of December, the same thing happens in the United States, especially in suburban areas where single-family households fill their lawns with decorations. Miguel Roman who co-led the study said understanding these patterns and how they relate to culture, weather, and other factors can help conservation efforts. He added, “These lighting patterns are tracking a national shared traditional.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.

Satellite Images Show How Holiday Lights Brighten the Night, http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/satellite-images-show-how-holiday-lights-brighten-night-n270571 , Accessed December 12, 2014.

Philippians 2:15 (15) that you may prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,

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