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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

The Importance of Sun-Sensor Geometry

Caption: This natural-color image shows the importance of sun-sensor geometry. On the left, sunlight is backscattered by the Amazon rain forest, making green leaves appear brighter in some areas. To the right, sunglint makes the dark waters of the Amazon River and flooded wetlands appear silver or white.

Credit: NASA's Earth Observatory

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