Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a natural-color photograph of north-central Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four largest islands.
While the Northern Hemisphere had lost most of its fall color by late November, some parts of Japan were still hitting their autumn peak. In the image, colorful vegetation is still visible across the mountainous landscape of Aso-Kuju National Park.
According to NASA, it is not possible to know the exact sources of the color based on this satellite image alone, but it is likely a combination of evergreens, deciduous trees, grasses, shrubs, and agricultural fields.
The photograph of Kyushu was captured on November 29, 2021 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory