A Picture is Worth... Myanmar Before and After Cyclone Nargis

myanmar before and after cyclone nargis

Image courtesy of NASA/MODIS

These photos, which vividly capture the scope of the tragedy that befell Myanmar (or Burma), were taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Terra satellite's visual-infrared instrument. The U.N. estimates that over 1.5 million individuals may have been affected by Cyclone Nargis; over 100,000 are feared to be dead.

Via ::Scientific American: Myanmar Cyclone: Before and After (news website)

A Picture is Worth... Myanmar Before and After Cyclone Nargis
These photos, which vividly capture the scope of the tragedy that befell Myanmar (or Burma), were taken by NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), the Terra satellite's visual-infrared instrument. The