Florida, Bahamas, and Cuba
September 24, 2003
Scattered fires were burning on Cuba (bottom) on April 26, 2002. To the center right of the image are the Bahamas, and at top the southern tip of Florida, including Lake Okeechobee (dark circle) and the Florida Everglades. The dense vegetation of the Everglades comes to an abrupt halt to the east, where a grayish strip marks the location of West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami. This image was taken by the MODIS instrument.
Topics: Everglades, Geography of the United States, Florida, Draining and development of the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee, Geography, Miami