Earth Matters

MISR Where on Earth #30

August 1st, 2018 by Mike Carlowicz

The Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) team at NASA has opened its 30th Where on Earth? quiz.


Here’s how it works: When you press “start,” you will be presented with nine multiple-choice questions (one question for each of MISR’s nine cameras) about the area shown in the image below. You are encouraged to research the answers using any websites or reference materials you like. You cannot go back to previous questions, so make sure of your answer before proceeding to the next one. If you answer all of the questions correctly, you will have a chance to enter for a prize. The deadline for entries is 4:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 8, 2018.

This natural color image was acquired by the vertical-viewing camera of the MISR instrument in July 2017 and represents an area of about 290 miles by 210 miles (470 kilometers by 340 kilometers). Note that north is not necessarily at the top.

The official quiz can be found at

6 Responses to “MISR Where on Earth #30”

  1. Earth says:

    Lake Issyk-Kul in the northern Tian Shan mountains in eastern Kyrgyzstan.

  2. Luis Lozada says:

    This area its locate in 42,43º N, 77,30 º E, Kirguistán, the lake in the center of the image is Issyk-Kul, north in the right of the photo.

  3. manuel osorio says:

    Issik Kul, Kyrgystan

  4. Ysmail says:

    Ysyk-kul in Kyrgyz Republic

  5. Agata says:

    The big lake on the sat image is Issyk-kul (lake) in Kyrgyzstan. North is on the right.

  6. tino silbaugh says:

    Almaty in Kazakhstan