Three bodies of water are putting on a different face for this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from June 9, 2002, of Greece (left of center and islands). At upper right, the southwest portion of the Black Sea is awash in color produced by the reflection of light off chlorophyll and other pigments in the marine plant life. At the center of the image, sun glint (glare) off the calm waters of the Aegean Sea gives it a washed out appearance. At the southwest corner of the image, sun glint on the Mediterranean Sea is being softened by airborne dust that is blowing up from North Africa (south of this scene). At right is the mountainous region of Turkey, at top center is the southern portion of Bulgaria, and to its left, Macedonia.
Source: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Por Mapas Owje