Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre

Image captured on 2 June 2019, by the MODIS instrument, on board the Aqua satellite.

Kati Thanda/Lake Eyre filled with water on 2 June 2019 (Suomi-NPP/VIIRS)

False color image of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, on board the Aqua satellite. The image was acquired on 2 June 2019. The false color image utilizes MODIS Bands 7, 2 and 1 and it enhances the contrast between the water and the surrounding desert. The lake rarely fills up, but when it does, it is one of Australia's largest lakes.

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Last Updated: Oct 4, 2019 at 8:32 AM EDT