VNP46A2 - VIIRS/NPP Gap-Filled Lunar BRDF-Adjusted Nighttime Lights Daily L3 Global 500m Linear Lat Lon Grid

Shortname: VNP46A2
Platform: Suomi NPP
Instrument: VIIRS
Processing Level: Level-3
File Size (MB): ~ 1.5 MB
Data Format: HDF5
Spatial Resolution: 15 arc-second
Temporal Resolution: daily
Spatial Coverage: Global
Map Projection: Geographic (Lat/Lon)
Datum: WGS84
ArchiveSets: 5000
Collection: NPP VIIRS collection 1.0 (ArchiveSet 5000)
Production Frequency: 340 – 648 files per day
Dataset Originator/Creator: VIIRS Land Science Investigator-led Processing System (Land SIPS)
PGE Number: PGE555
File Naming Convention:


  • VNP46A2 = Short-name
  • AYYYYDDD = Acquisition Year and Day of Year
  • HHMM = Acquisition Hour and Minute
  • hXXvYY = Tile Identifier (horizontalXXverticalYY)
  • CCC = Collection Version
  • YYYYDDDHHMMSS = Production Date – Year, Day, Hour, Minute, Second
  • h5 = Data Format (HDF5)
Citation: Please cite the use of this data set in a publication as follows:

Román, M.O., Wang, Z., Sun, Q., Kalb, V., Miller, S.D., Molthan, A., Schultz, L., Bell, J., Stokes, E.C., Pandey, B. and Seto, K.C., et al. (2018). NASA's Black Marble nighttime lights product suite. Remote Sensing of Environment 210, 113-143. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.017.
HDF to GeoTIFF conversion tool: HDF to GeoTIFF on NASA's Marble Products
Keywords: SNPP VIIRS, DNB, Lunar BRDF-Adjusted, Nighttime Lights, Gap-Filled


Last updated: September 16, 2020