ESA’s Sentinel-2A satellite captured northern Brazil’s Marajó island.
In this false color image, sediments discharged by the nearby Amazon River mouth are visible as blue in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean north of the island. The area is dominated by a savannah landscape with large plantations called fazendas, and also with mangrove forests and palm swamps along the coast. ‘Popcorn’ clouds are visible in the upper part of the image, formed by convection and condensed water vapor released by plants.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.