Science and Exploration

A Snowy New England Viewed From Orbit

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
February 25, 2020
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A Snowy New England Viewed From Orbit
Snowy New England

A bright, wintery scene greeted NASA’s Aqua satellite as it passed over parts of New England on a sunny day in mid-February 2020.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board that satellite acquired a true-color image of fresh snowfall on February 15. Snow swept across much of the United States in mid-February, with moderate amounts dropping across much of Upstate New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The snow fell along a reasonably well-demarcated line that left most of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and parts of New York, including Long Island and New York City snow-free.”

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