Water in Nile river looks blood red in new satellite image
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 7:01 PM - A stunning new satellite image from the European Space Agency makes it look like the water in the Nile river has turned blood red -- but closer inspection reveals something far less biblical.
As The Weather Channel points out, the 'blood' that appears to be running right through the centre of Egypt via the Nile isn't actually blood.
In fact, it isn't even actually in the Nile, if you want to get technical.
The striking red hues are actually a strip of vegetation bordering the banks of the river, fanning out and coming to an end in the Nile Delta.
The above image was captured March 3 by ESA's Sentinel-3 satellite. The agency is hoping the technology will provide close to real-time data to help improve ocean and weather forecasting, while keeping a close eye on wildfires.
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