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Earth from space: Trio of multicolor lakes look otherworldly in Africa's Great Rift Valley

Posted on AllSides April 22nd, 2024
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Where is it? Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia [7.518881, 38.650099]. What's in the photo? From left to right: Lake Shala, Lake Abijatta and Lake Langano. Which satellite took the photo? Landsat 8. When was it taken? March 29, 2022. The in this striking image each have a different color thanks to a combination of factors including depth, water chemistry and inhabiting wildlife. This is very strange, not only because of the lakes' proximity but because in the not-too-distant past (geologically speaking), they were once part of the same ancient lake, according...

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