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Not quite. There are a lot of sites claiming it is Diwali, but it's a composite. The full info is at: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/dmsp/interest/india.html
Thank you, Anon. That explains the unusual false colors. I've amended the post accordingly. Your correction is much appreciated.
Minnesotastan,Great new look of the blog! Congrats,Cheers,Moita