Russia’s Far East
November 14, 2012
The Sikhote–Alin mountain range in Russia’s Far East is pictured in this image, acquired on 27 January 2012 by the MERIS instrument on ESA’s Envisat satellite. In the lower-left portion of the image is the snow-covered Khanka Lake, which spans Russia’s border with northeast China. East of the mainland is the Sea of Japan, which appears to have a feathery cloud-cover. This is due to the cold air coming from the mountains and blowing out to sea. In the upper-right portion of the image is Russia’s largest island, Sakhalin.
Topics: Manchuria, Spaceflight, Asia, Russia, Khanka Lake, MERIS, Sakhalin, Envisat, European Space Agency