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MODIS First Light Overpass

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.

MODIS Instrument Team, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

Published April 18, 2000
Data acquired April 18, 2000

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