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Snowmageddon, as Seen From Space

The NASA Earth Observatory has taken true-color satellite photos of Snowmageddon, everyone’s favorite Beltway-crippling massive weekend snowstorm.

NASA fills us in on their methodology:

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this true-color image on February 7, 2010, showing part of the region affected by heavy snowfall. Snow blankets the area hundreds of kilometers inland from the Atlantic coastline. Along the latitude of New York City, however, snow cover thins considerably.

As you can see, miles upon square miles of heavy snow, destroying all land cards temporarily cutting off electricity for hundreds of thousands of people.

(h/t Universe Today)

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