Japan satellite photos show before and after

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

The New York Times has a set of sobering satellite photos of Japan. Sweep the slider back and forth to see before and after. Bright and sunny to barren, smoky, and flooded. Above shows the area of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant. Below is what it looked like on November 15, 2009.

Please give what you can.

[New York Times | Thanks, Patrick]

3 Comments

  • Not to minimize the loss, but I would’ve appreciated (from not just this, but the other Before/After from the NYT) if they fixed the white balance. One can clearly see a blue tinge in the before, and a yellow in the after. This falsely gives the appearance of age and dilapidation in a photo that shouldn’t need it.

  • i really think we should get off our asses and help out japan

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