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Green Southeastern Basin of the Aral Sea – November 27th, 2010

45.0N 59.9E

November 27th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers, Salt Flats

Aral Sea - November 9th, 2010

The Aral Sea, which has shrunk from one of the world’s largest bodies of water to about 10% of its original size, appears here as three separate basins.

The southeastern basin is shallower than its neighbor to the west, and is partially filled with green water. The green area in this November image seems slightly smaller than it was the last time Eosnap observed the lake, in late August (click here for previous article).

Much of the area around the basins is covered by whitish grey salt flats. Visible in the full image are the Amu Darya River, to the south of the basins and the salt flats, and Sarygamysh Lake, to the west of the river.

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