Snow trail across South Central United States

Snow trail across South Central United States
  • Credit:

    Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

On December 25, 2002, a fast-moving winter storm left a trail of snow across the central United States. Among the states pictured are (bottom center to top) Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska. East of Oklahoma is Arkansas, and to its north is Missouri. This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite.

Images & Animations


File Dimensions

  • 1300x1000
  • JPEG 307 KB
  • 2600x2000
  • JPEG 1 MB
  • 5200x4000
  • JPEG 3 MB

Note: Often times, due to the size, browsers have a difficult time opening and displaying images. If you experiece an error when clicking on an image link, please try directly downloading the image (using a right click, save as method) to view it locally.


  • Data Date:

    December 25, 2002
  • Visualization Date:

    December 26, 2002
  • Sensor(s):

    Aqua - MODIS


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration