A Snowy Day’s View from Outer Space

An early-season snow storm gave several states in the Northeast United States a white blanket in mid-November. On Nov. 14, 2004, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured the remains of the storm spread mostly in a horizontal band across (west to northeast) north-central Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. From Massachusetts, the snow cover creeps into the southernmost corners of Vermont and New Hampshire.

The Connecticut Post has put together an awesome photo gallery of views of the Long Island Sound and the rest of the Atlantic seaboard taken by NASA satellites, including from the International Space Shuttle. You can also search an entire archive of Earth images taken from outer space at the NASA Earth Observatory website.

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