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Tropical Storm Talas (15W) South of Kyoto, Japan

30.6N 136.6E

September 2nd, 2011 Category: Tropical Storms

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) - August 29th, 2011

Track of TS 15W - September 1st, 2011 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of TS 15W

Tropical Storm Talas (15W) is located approximately 375 nautical miles south of Kyoto, Japan. The system has tracked northwestward at 06 knots over the past six hours. Maximum significant wave height is 40 feet.

The main image shows Talas approaching Japan on the 29th of August, while the animated imagery shows the system’s recent track, on the 1st of September.

Snow Along Western Coast and Cities Along Eastern Coast of Japan

35.0N 135.7E

April 26th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Japan - April 17th, 2011

Snow covers the mountains parallel to the western coast of Japan’s main island, Honshu. A few patches of snow can be observed atop the mountains near the eastern coast, although Mount Fuji (whose conical summit can be seen in the full image, west of Tokyo), appears snow-free.

Several cities can be observed along the coast. In the lower left quadrant are Osaka (left) and Nagoya (right), with Kyoto inbetween the two. At the center right is Tokyo and its surrounding metropolitan area.


Smoke Blowing Across Sea of Japan

37.1N 134.2E

April 14th, 2011 Category: Fires

Japan - April 10th, 2011

Smoke from fires in China blows eastward over the Sea of Japan, towards Japan. The western side of the island is dusted by snow, although the eastern half is mostly clear.

Several cities can be observed along the coast, including Nagoya (below, right) and Osaka (below, left), with Kyoto inbetween the two.


Japanese Cities of Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto – March 25th, 2010

35.0N 135.7E

March 25th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Japan - February 24th, 2010

Several bays and cities are visible along the coast of Honshu Island, Japan. The city of Nagoya (right) can be seen by Ise Bay, while Osaka (left) is situated on the eastern shores of the eponymous Osaka Bay.

Moving inland, Lake Biwa is visible closer to the opposite shores of Honshu. The city of Kyoto is located between the southwest tip of the lake and Osaka, in the eastern part of a mountainous region known as the Tamba Highlands.

The land south of Nagoya and Osaka is also quite mountainous. The brownish peaks are part of the Omine Mountain Range. One of the famous peaks in this range is Mount Hakkyō; at 1,914.6 m (6,281 ft) it is the tallest mountain in Kansai Region including Nara Prefecture.

Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan

January 23rd, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan- December 2nd, 2008

Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya, Japan- December 2nd, 2008

Along the Pacific Coast of southern Honshu Island, Japan, the populous cities of Nagoya and Osaka extend inland from bays until they reach more mountainous terrain.

Nagoya (right), by Ise Bay, is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan.

Osaka (left) is located at the mouth of the Yodo River on Osaka Bay. It has its west side open to Osaka Bay, but is otherwise completely surrounded by over ten smaller cities.

Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan, can be seen towards the center. Between the southwest tip of this lake and Osaka is the city of Kyoto.

Kyoto is located in a valley, part of the Yamashiro (or Kyoto) Basin, in the eastern part of the mountainous region known as the Tamba highlands. The Yamashiro Basin is surrounded on three sides by mountains known as Higashiyama, Kitayama and Nishiyama, with a height just above 1000 meters above sea level.

source Wikipedia