A heart-shaped island for Valentine's day • Earth.com

Last update: December 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am

For Valentine’s Day we bring you a little heart-shaped island, which has been imaged from space by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.

Located about 20 km off the coast of India’s state of Karnataka, in the Arabian Sea, the uninhabited island of Netrani may be small, but is perfectly formed.

Sentinel-2 images Earth in 13 spectral channels, and since today is all about romance, Netrani has been processed using a combination of the instrument infrared channels so that the island appears in red – a red heart for Valentine’s Day.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Credit: ESA

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