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Latitude: 10° 36' N - Longitude: 81° 40' E

Oil trail in the waters south-east of Chennai (Madras), India. Very likely the oil was released from a ship several hours before this image was taken. The trail has a "feathered" structure caused by the wind blowing from southwest. The small dark patches surrounded by large, slightly bright patches are radar signatures of tropical rain cells.
Orbit Frame(s) Satellite Date Time Location
20700 3393 ERS-2 06-Apr-1999 04:58 Indian Ocean

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