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Haze over India, Bangladesh, and the Bay of Bengal
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Haze crept along the southern edge of the Himalaya and spread over India, Bangladesh, and the Bay of Bengal on January 4, 2008. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) flying on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. In this image, the haze appears as a dingy gray veil that sweeps southward over India in the west and Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal in the east. In some parts of India, as well as north of the snowcapped mountains, skies are relatively clear. Along the India-Bangladesh coast, tan-colored sediment flows into the ocean.