July 18, 2011
The astronauts on board the Space Shuttle Columbia took this 70mm picture featuring part of the eastern sea board. The oblique view looks northward from South Florida to the southern Appalachians. Most of the southeastern United States appears in crisp, clear air in the wake of a cold front that has pushed well off the mainland. Only a few jet stream and low-level clouds remain over South Florida and Gulf Stream.
Topics: Weather, Ocean currents, Gulf Stream, Atlantic ocean, Appalachian Mountains, South Florida metropolitan area, Space Shuttle, Jet stream, Florida