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Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay
Intricate patterns in Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) make a good argument for higher resolution in coastal ocean remote sensing. This image was taken by Landsat 8 on December 01, 2021.

Ha Long Bay, whose name means “descending dragon,” is located in the Gulf of Tonkin. Its beautiful limestone formations make it a popular travel destination.

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Images credit: Norman Kuring (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, retired)