Snow in Lesotho

Snow in Lesotho
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

Dramatic against the brown landscape of semi-arid southern Africa, a late-season snowfall in the country of Lesotho stands out in bright white in this true-color MODIS image from September 1, 2001. Lesotho, a roughly circular country surrounded on all sides by the Republic of South Africa, has several mountain ranges, including the Maluti range to the north; the Thaba Putsoa, to the southwest; and the Drakensberg Mountains to the south. Red outlines indicate the presence of fires.

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  • Data Date:

    September 1, 2001
  • Visualization Date:

    September 1, 2001
  • Sensor(s):

    Terra - MODIS
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