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Photographers Rush to Capture This Impossible View of the Himalayas Not Seen Since WWII

The Himalayan Mountain Range is one of the world’s longest mountain ranges.


Over the weekend, the world was treated to an exceedingly rare sight that has not been seen since World War II: the Himalayan mountaintops in very clear view.

Photographers in India rushed to their rooftops to capture the impossible moment, which was caused by the lack of air pollution, thanks to a 21-day lockdown in the country.

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Residents from Indian cities as far away as Punjab saw a bright white expanse over the horizon, realizing it was the snow-capped tops of the Himalayas. That is like seeing the mountains of Benguet from Manila, more than 230 kilometers away.

“For the first time after World War II, the Himalayan Ranges are visible from 230 kilometers away, due to less pollution in lockdown,” said a Reddit user.


Sadly, this will likely be the first and last time people of this generation can view the great Himalayas with the naked eye from miles away.

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.

The Himalayas are seen from parts of India after 75 years

Photographers Rush to Capture This Impossible View of the Himalayas Not Seen Since WWII

The Himalayan Mountain Range is one of the world’s longest mountain ranges.


Over the weekend, the world was treated to an exceedingly rare sight that has not been seen since World War II: the Himalayan mountaintops in very clear view.

Photographers in India rushed to their rooftops to capture the impossible moment, which was caused by the lack of air pollution, thanks to a 21-day lockdown in the country.

EARTH IS HEALING: The Benefits of Having a Quarantine
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Residents from Indian cities as far away as Punjab saw a bright white expanse over the horizon, realizing it was the snow-capped tops of the Himalayas. That is like seeing the mountains of Benguet from Manila, more than 230 kilometers away.

“For the first time after World War II, the Himalayan Ranges are visible from 230 kilometers away, due to less pollution in lockdown,” said a Reddit user.


Sadly, this will likely be the first and last time people of this generation can view the great Himalayas with the naked eye from miles away.

The Himalayas, or Himalaya, is a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of Earth's highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest.

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