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Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan—April 2019

Image captured on 8 April 2019, by the VIIRS instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite.

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan on 8 April 2019 (Suomi-NPP/VIIRS)

True-color image of Lake Balkhash in Kazakhstan. The image was acquired on 8 April 2019 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument, aboard the joint NASA/NOAA Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite. Use the comparison feature to view the area with other band combinations such as the false-color combination of VIIRS Bands M3-I3-M11 (on the right), where lake ice appears in bright red and is differentiated from water, which will appear very dark in the image.

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