MODIS First Light Overpass

MODIS First Light Overpass
  • Credit:

    MODIS Instrument Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

MODIS opened its aperture door and began acquiring data over the North American east coast on Feb. 24. This true color scene is more than 2,300 km wide, or more than 1,300 miles, showing clearly features of cloud, snow and ice, vegetated land surface, and the ocean.

Images & Animations


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  • Data Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Visualization Date:

    April 18, 2000
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration