Winter arrives in the Dzhugdzhur Mountains. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Dzhugdzhur Mountains in the far east region of Siberia
By the time this natural-color photo was captured on October 9, 2020, the vibrant fall colors had faded to brown as winter began to arrive.
Long shadows can be seen across the lower slopes as the sun sinks low on the horizon. Winter arrives in the Dzhugdzhur Mountains
In December, this part of Khabarovsk territory often sees average highs in the negative 20s and receives just 6 hours of Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory The Dzhugdzhur Mountains or Jugjur Mountains, meaning ‘big bulge’ in Evenki, are a mountain range in the far east of Siberia that run along the entire northwest coast of the Sea of Okhotsk. In the east, mountains emerge from the Stanovoy Range and run northeast for some 1500 kilometers before splitting three ways into the Chersky Range, Verkhoyansk Mountains, and Gydan Mountains. The mountains are quite deserted, the one exception being the gold mines that have operated in the range since the 1920s.