Maharloo Lake in southwest Iran Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a satellite view of Maharloo Lake, a seasonal salt lake in southwest Iran.
According to ESA, yearly evaporation in this desert region southeast of Shiraz is much greater than the yearly rainfall, meaning that Maharloo Lake is often very dry. Maharloo lake also known as pink lake. Is a seasonal salt lake located in sarvestan city near shiraz. As the weather gets warmer , the lake becomes more pink. The lake water typically evaporates by the end of summer and exposes the white lake bed. By mid-summer and due to high evaporation rates and salt concentrations, the lake water turns pinkish red as a result of the red tidewithin the lake. Astronaut’s photo of Maharloo Lake
Such a high evaporation rate has gradually left the lake bed covered by salt. The increased salinity promotes a variety of organisms that display colors ranging from pink to orange to red, with the strength of the color differing in various periods of the year, explains ESA. Maharloo lake also known as pink lake. Is a seasonal salt lake located in sarvestan city near shiraz. As the weather gets warmer , the lake becomes more pink.
The image was captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
Video Credit: ESA