San Francisco Bay in western California
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features San Francisco Bay in California.
The shallow estuary is surrounded by an extensive metropolitan area that includes major cities like San Francisco and Oakland. In the image, green forests and parks are easy to distinguish from urban areas.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta appears brown from sediment as it flows into San Pablo Bay.
In the bottom right portion of the photo, salt ponds in the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge appear bright green and yellow.
The Golden Gate Bridge is visible crossing the opening of the bay into the Pacific Ocean between Marin County and San Francisco.
Treasure, Angel and Alcatraz islands can also be seen in the photo, along with several bridges connecting the eastern and western shores of San Francisco Bay.
Video Credit: ESA
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