Southern China •

Last update: June 20th, 2019 at 5:00 pm

The coastal waters of southern China are swirling with colors that probably indicate the presence of both sediment and phytoplankton. Right of center a black outline marks the location of Hong Kong. At lower left is Vietnam. This image was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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