Southeastern Australia turns green again •

Last update: July 7th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows the return of a green landscape in southeastern Australia after nearly three years of drought. 

According to NASA, New South Wales had its lowest amount of rainfall in almost a century from January 2017 through October 2019. Lakes dried up and millions of fish died.

This year, southeastern Australia has received above-average rainfall every month through May. 

The image was captured in June 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory




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