Coal mines in eastern Germany •

Last update: September 29th, 2020 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at coal mines in eastern Germany.

Here, soft brown coal called lignite is mined to supply a German power station. This coal mine is located in eastern Germany along the Polish border at the Neisse River.

On the left side of the image, large excavation machines tear up the lignite by scraping off the overlying layer of rock and replacing the lignite with the overburden material.

This photo was taken by an astronaut on board the International Space Station using a special long lens.

By Rory Arnold, Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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