Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
A layer of semi-transparent clouds covers most of this Aqua MODIS image, making it look like a watercolor painting instead of the true-color image of mid-western Canada that it is. Stretching across the top of the image is the Northwest Territory, while British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan line up below from west to east. Marching southeast at the bottom of the image are the northern reaches of the Rocky Mountain Ranges, and scattered throughout the image are a few fires, marked by red dots. This image was acquired December 24, 2002.
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