The Indonesian island of Java • Earth.com

Last update: November 21st, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the Indonesian island of Java.

Java is home to over 141 million people, making it the most populous island on Earth.

This photo was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

While the island is known for its many volcanoes that run through the center of the island, those puffy white spots are actually clouds. These clouds are caused by “valley wind,” which occurs when warm air in the island’s valleys rises and condenses into clouds.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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