Earth From Space

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

More beautiful Envisat photos here.

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3 Responses to “Earth From Space”

  1. #1 |  Swimmy | 

    I wonder why they chose to color all the greenery red for that one?

  2. #2 |  jb | 

    Red for vegetation simulates the color scheme of Kodak infrared film. I suppose this is a digital infrared image. I think it isn’t true that in the digital world colors necessarily map to the colors of Kodak infrared film. For that matter I don’t suppose it’s true that in the film world infrared colors necessarily need be mapped to the colors of Kodak infrared film. Nevertheless, that is the scheme to which we have grown accustomed.

  3. #3 |  Dyspeptic Curmudgeon | 

    The least you could do when posting this sort of beautiful pic would be to identify the area pictured. Or add a link to the source of the pic.

    I have been looking at airphotos and sat photos since before university and they still amaze.
    My guess would be the Himalayas or Hindu Kush, in summer, with the Tibetab plateau to the north (top).