Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Snow Across the Midwest as Seen by NASA's Aqua Satellite

From the Pretty Images Files...

Snow cover stretched from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture on January 10, 2010. Snow cover thins toward the south, disappearing midway through Oklahoma in the west. In the east, the snow traces an arc through Virginia up toward Pennsylvania.

Aqua is a multi-national NASA scientific research satellite in orbit around the Earth, studying the precipitation, evaporation, and cycling of water.