Winter Snowfall Turns an Emerald White
April 2, 2003
Ireland's climate is normally mild due to the nearby Gulf Stream, but the waning days of 2000 saw the Emerald Isle's green fields swathed in an uncommon blanket of white. The contrast between summer and winter is apparent in this pair of images of southwestern Ireland acquired by MISR's vertical-viewing (nadir) camera on August 23, 2000 (left) and December 29, 2000 (right). The corresponding Terra orbit numbers are 3628 and 5492, respectively.
Topics: Earth, Geography, Spacecraft, Nadir, Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer, Terra, Snow, Gulf Stream, Emerald, Celestial coordinate system, Ireland