Satellite photo shows Nile River colored blood red

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-05 10:26:16-04

EGYPT -- The European Space Agency's latest image of the Nile River might have a few doomsday zealots heading for the hills.

It appears the Egyptian river is a deep, blood red, drawing parallels to the first biblical plague of Egypt as told in the Book of Exodus.

Not to worry; the image was taken by ESA's recently launched Sentinel-3A satellite, which views areas of vegetation in infrared from the satellite's radiometer.

Sentinel-3A will systematically measure Earth's oceans, land, ice, and atmosphere.