The world’s third-highest mountain peak is now visible from 100 kms away because of Covid-19 lockdown
We've been waxing eloquent about the upside of the world being under coronavirus lockdown for a few months now. Now, reports suggest that the world's third highest mountain peak in the world is now visible to residents in a town 100 kilometres away.
Twitter is awash with images of the Kachenjunga mountain located in India's Eastern front visible from the town of Siliguri almost 111 kilometres away.
This is not a new phenomenon. The Himalayas were recently visible from the Indian state of Punjab. This Himalayan range is nearly 200 km from Jalandhar and has been seen from the city after a period of 30 years.
According to NASA, the lockdown has already resulted in North India’air pollution being at a 20 year low.
Kangchenjunga, "The five treasures of Snow".
According the local believe the five peaks of magestic Kanchenjunga store the treasures comprise of gold,silver,precios stone,grain,sacred scriptures,armors and medicine. pic.twitter.com/qsraRKVILZ— Itishree (@Itishree001) April 28, 2020
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