Blog | September 1, 2010, 17:00 PDT

Pick of the pics

And the waters came

Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS and the U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team.

In this image taken over the city of Sukkur on August 18, 2010, we can see some of the flooding in Pakistan caused by recent devastating monsoon rains. According to reports, 20 percent of the country is still underwater. Six million Pakistanis are now homeless and about 17 million people have been affected in some way.

The image was taken by NASA’s Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument onboard the Terra spacecraft. It covers an area of 62 by 78 kilometers (39 by 49 miles). For the original image, click here.



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