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IMAGE OF THE DAY
10-20-2021
The island of Hainan in the South China Sea
Today's Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the island of Hainan, China’s southernmost province, in the South China Sea. According to NASA, the photograph focuses on the landscape around Gangmen Harbor and captures many typical characteristics of Hainan: forested mountain terrain juxtaposed with dense populations.  With tropical beaches along its shoreline, the island spans approximately 1,300 square miles. Floating fishing villages can be found in the shallow waters of the inner bays. China is a leading country when it comes...
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