Islands in the Flores Sea, Indonesia

Islands in the Flores Sea, Indonesia
  • Credit:

    Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Coral reefs form bright blue circles around the tiny islands of Indonesia in the Flores Sea. The white shell that covers the coral reflects light through the water, which results in the turquoise color seen in this image. The larger, vegetation-covered islands are darker green against the black ocean. On the far left is Tanahjampea. Below it and to the right are Boneogeh and Bonerate. The largest island on the right is Kalaotoa. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on June 13, 2004.

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  • Data Date:

    June 13, 2004
  • Visualization Date:

    June 29, 2004
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration