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Varied Colors of Caspian and Aral Seas – August 11th, 2010

41.8N 56.8E

August 11th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Caspian Sea and Aral Sea - August 4th, 2010

Both the Caspian Sea (left) and Aral Sea (upper right) can be observed in this image. The Caspian Sea has a significantly greater surface area, particularly due to the shrinking of the Aral Sea.

Most of the Caspian Sea appears dark blue, with the exception of the greenish sediments present in the northern part and along the southeastern shoreline, and the greyish blue color of Karabogas Bay, extending east from the eastern shores.

The Aral Sea, on the other hand, has separated into three basins due to its decreasing size. The western and northern basins are dark blue, while the much shallower eastern basin is light green. The lake to the south, between the Aral Sea and Karabogas Bay, is called Sarygamysh Lake.

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