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)