San Francisco Bay from space
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a satellite view of the 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.
Video Credit: ESA