The brilliant orange of autumn has faded into the deep brown hues of late fall in the U.S. New England States. Several large cities are visible as grey patches in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image taken on October 9, 2003 by the Terra satellite. Along the bottom left, New York City straddles the western shores of Long Island and the southeastern shore of New York. Boston is northeast of Cape Cod, the hook-shaped land jutting into the Atlantic. Due west of Cape Cod, on the northern point of Narragansett Bay, is Providence, Rhode Island.