JEFF SCHMALTZ, MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM, NASA / GSFC / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JEFF SCHMALTZ, MODIS RAPID RESPONSE TEAM, NASA / GSFC / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Central Europe, satellite image. North is at top. Vegetation is green, clouds and snow are white, water is blue, and national boundaries are marked with black lines. The area shown here includes parts of Italy (lower left), Greece (lower centre), and part of Turkey (lower right). At centre left are the Balkans. Across centre are the central European countries of Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Across upper centre, the countries include part of Austria, as well as Czechia, Slovakia and Moldova. Parts of Poland and Belarus are across top, with part of Ukraine at upper right. Geographical features include the Adriatic Sea (lower left) and the Aegean Sea (lower right), part of the Black Sea (right) and the arc of mountains (dark green) marking the Pannonian Basin (Carpathian Basin) at centre (see image C038/8129). Image data obtained by the MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) sensor on NASA's Aqua satellite on 21 September 2003.
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