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Northern Indian Ocean

The above image comprises data collected by two VIIRS instruments (on Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20) on March 8, 2020. It features the northern Indian Ocean and the surrounding portions of Africa and Asia. Conspicuous in the Arabian Sea are dense blooms of Noctiluca scintillans that have been plaguing the region in wintertime for many years now. Click on the image to get a much larger (33 megabyte) version.