21 Aug '11, 10pm

Kaliningrad, Baltic Sea, Russia [image] #NASA

This photograph from the International Space Station captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kaliningrad, Russia. A broad arm of agricultural country separates the freshwater lagoons—Vistula Lagoon and Kurshsky Bay (which is known as the Curonian Lagoon in nearby Lithuania). Each is protected from the open waters of the Baltic Sea by the thin, perfect curves of current-generated sand spits. From an astronaut’s perspective in low-Earth orbit, land surfaces usually appear brighter than water. But in this image, reflected sunlight, or sunglint, inverts this pattern. The light has a coppery hue, perhaps due to smog particles in the air, which enhance the red part of the spectrum. The camera settings used to acquire sunglint images result in high contrast, which reveals the fine detail of coastlines and surface features of water bodies, while masking land surface d...

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This photograph from the International Space Station captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kaliningrad, Rus...

Kaliningrad, Baltic Sea, Russia: This ISS photo...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 21 Aug '11, 10pm

This photograph from the International Space Station captures two great lagoons to the north and south of Kaliningrad, Rus...

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