NASA Can See Christmas Lights From Space

Photo shows how United States lights up even more around Christmas.

— -- Those twinkling holiday lights illuminating suburban streets can even be seen from space.

The data was crunched after filtering out moonlight, clouds and airborne particles, NASA scientists said.

Researchers found that light intensity increased by as much as 50 percent in suburban areas during the Christmas season, while urban areas were more illuminated by 20 to 30 percent, according the findings, which were released on NASA's website.