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Northeastern Kenya from space


Northeastern Kenya from space today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features northeastern Kenya from space.

This region, which is just east of the East African Rift, tends to be very dry.

The false-color image has been processed to highlight different types of rock, soil, and sand in shades of pink, purple, and yellow. Northeastern Kenya from space as shown above in the video shows the amount of colors and different dimensions of terrain.

The image was captured in October of 2018 by the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite. Inspace, it allows astronauts to compensate for the movement of the Space Station relative to the Earth below. The careful coordination keeps the targeted city in the same position in the camera’s field of view during the long exposure, even though both the station and Earth’s surface are moving. The North Eastern Province is one of the former provinces in Kenya. It has a land area of 127,358.5 km2, with its capital at Garissa. Previously known as the Northern Frontier District, the North Eastern Province territory was carved out of the present-day southern Somalia during the colonial period. 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

VideoCredit: European Space Agency

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