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Japan and the Turbulent Sea

A poem by Matsuo Bashō, the 17th-century haiku master, roughly translates as:

Turbulent the sea —
Stretching across to Sado Island,
The Milky Way.

The above NOAA 20 and Suomi-NPP VIIRS composite depicts phytoplankton communities around Japan and shows that the sea is still turbulent in the 21st century.

The data composing the above image were collected on April 20, 2021. Click on the image to get a larger version with Typhoon Surigae spinning in the lower left corner.