Snowfall around Aral Sea
Winters in the region have become colder and last longer due to climate change caused by the shrinking of the sea.
There are now three lakes in the Aral Basin: the North Aral Sea and the eastern and western basins of the South Aral Sea.
The North Aral Sea is completely covered by snow, while both basins of the South Aral Sea are visible.
The eastern basin appears shallower than its western counterpart and contains some tan sediments around the shoreline.
The dark color of the western basin indicates greater depth.