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Monday, December 21, 2009


For a larger view, please click on the picture.

I am grateful to ELLEN BENTLEY, of Clan Henderson, who lives in Prosser, Washington, a friend at the FACEBOOK social networking web site, for bringing this to my attention.

The snowstorm that blanketed the East Coast this weekend was so big, it is even impressive from Space.

The Aqua satellite of the National Aeronautic and Space Administration took this image centered on Washington, D.C., on Sunday 20 December 2009 with its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (i.e., "MODIS") instrument.

The blizzard shut down the federal government, stranded travelers, left hundreds of thousands without power, and crushed the hopes of many retailers hoping for big sales during the weekend before Christmas.

The image covers three hundred miles lengthwise.

The two big rivers near the center are the Susquehanna (to the north) and Potomac, which run into Chesapeake Bay.

Washington, D.C., sits alongside the Potomac River, just north of the river’s hook-shaped curve.

The inlet to the north is Delaware Bay.


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