Earthly Mission

Sunset Map of Europe

One theory about the origin of the name ‘Europe’ is that it means ‘sunset’ (Asia, by the same token, means ‘sunrise’). So apparently we have a sunset map of sunset-land here (click to enlarge). The shadows on this map were produced using a combination of Copernicus EU-DEM digital elevation layers (funded by the EU) and the CGIAR-CSI SRTM 90m Database (most probably an alien base, judging by the name).

via imgur  h/t big think

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