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Himalayas visible from India thanks to lockdown

April 10, 2020 | Comment icon 6 comments



The coronavirus lockdown has its perks. Image Credit: Twitter / Abbu Pandit @abbu_pandit
Low pollution levels due to the coronavirus lockdown have revealed views not seen in several decades.
If there's one positive thing to have come from the coronavirus pandemic, it's the significant global reduction in pollution levels as factories stop operating and city streets lie empty.

While there's no denying that lower pollution levels are a good thing for the environment, residents in India this week have highlighted another unexpected benefit - crystal clear views of the Himalayas.

According to reports, people in some regions are now able to see the mountain tops of the Himalayas in the distance for the first time in 30 years.
For some of the younger residents, it is the first time they have ever seen such a view.

Social media has since been awash with photographs of the spectacle.

"We can see the snow-covered mountains clearly from our roofs," said Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal . "And not just that, stars are visible at night. I have never seen anything like this in recent times."



Source: News.com.au | Comments (6)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Jon the frog 2 years ago
What a unimaginable mess we are doing to the planet... It's sad that some peoples cannot see the stars or the horizon...
Comment icon #2 Posted by jowasmus 2 years ago
What? Stars? I see them on TV every day. Wait, you mean those glowy gassy things at night? It's been awhile since I've seen them. I thought they all fizzled out. I might need to go outside & look up tonight.
Comment icon #3 Posted by KyotoCarl 2 years ago
I don't doubt that the visibility is better now than before, but we would need a before and after picture. The pictures featured here are clearly from the countryside where there could have been visibility before too.
Comment icon #4 Posted by micahc 2 years ago
Humans are quite the infection. why oh why did we ever stand up.
Comment icon #5 Posted by third_eye 2 years ago
The trees kicked us out... ~
Comment icon #6 Posted by MissJatti 2 years ago
Well a part of the himalayas is in India anyways


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