The Terra satellite used its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer to capture both the visible and infrared sections of the spectrum, which enabled it to produce pictures that highlight the coverage of the floods. The white streaks in the second image are clouds. Try to ignore those and it's incredibly clear just how much the surrounding waters have encroached on the land. And these aren't empty lands. There are several big cities in the region. An area known as Yangon, which has a population of 4 million people, has been surrounded by water.