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Taiwan

The island of Taiwan is mostly mountainous in the east, but gradually transitions to gently sloping plains in the west. At the northern tip of the island is Taiwan's capital city, Taipei, which appears as a large grayish patch surrounded by dark green. In this image, most of Taiwan's eastern coast is dotted with low clouds, with low and high clouds over the Pacific Ocean. The imaging satellite also detected three fires, which are marked in red. Photo courtesy of NASA.