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Fog Covering California´s Great Central Valley, USA

38.8N 120.2W

December 3rd, 2011 Category: Clouds, Mountains

USA - November 21st, 2011

California’s Central Valley is covered by a thick white veil of fog in this image of the western United States of America. This large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state stretches approximately 450 miles (720 km) from northwest to southeast, and covers an area of approximately 22,500 square miles (58,000 km2).

The valley is bordered to the east by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which, true to their name, are capped in snow in this image. Beyond the mountains lies the the Great Basin of the western USA, which  includes valleys, basins, lakes, and mountain ranges of Basin and Range topography.

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