Last week, Echo continued his tour of the world with a visit to another geologically active region: Japan! If you guessed the location correctly, great job! Echo has moved on to another exciting adventure this week – do you think you can figure out where he is? Here’s clue #1:
This false-color image captured by MODIS, using infrared light and light visible to humans, shows a past snowfall in Echo’s current location. The ground appears as green-blue, while snow appears as red-orange. Looks like Echo was lucky and missed most of the snow!
Captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites, this image shows what may at first appear to be gray clouds in the center, or perhaps dust from a dust storm. It is actually smog – one of the downfalls of being in a major metropolitan area. Increased emissions from power plants, cars, and other industry can increase the amount of smog, which in some instances can be seen with the naked eye.
Taken by astronauts on the International Space Station, this night time image shows development of major metropolitan areas. Echo has spent his week located in the city pictured in the upper left-hand corner.
If you think you know Echo’s location, tell us in the comments below!