Sunglint on Lake Titicaca in the Andes •

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

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sunglint on Lake Titicaca.

Lake Titicaca is located on a high plateau in the Andes Mountains between Bolivia and Peru. At 12,500 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest lakes in the world, as well as the largest lake in South America.

Sunglint is an optical phenomenon that occurs in satellite images when sunlight reflects off the surface of a body of water at the same angle the sensor is viewing it. The reflection causes an unusual gleam-look.

By Rory Arnold,

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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