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Smoke from Fires in Appalachian Mountains and County Line Fire, USA – April 14th, 2012

35.1N 83.2W

April 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - April 13th, 2012

This image shows plumes of smoke from wildfires in the Appalachian Mountains in the southeastern United States of America. The ridges of the mountains appear brown in contrast to the more green terrain of the valleys between and below them.

Visible in the full image is some smoke from the County Line Fire, near the Florida-Georgia border. During the early morning hours on the day this image was captured, the smoke moved in a westerly direction. The exact location of the source of the smoke is difficult to pinpoint, however, due to clouds hanging over the area.

County Line Fire Still Burning in Florida, USA; Other Fires Visible to the North – April 13th, 2012

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April 13th, 2012 Category: Fires, Image of the day, Mountains

USA - April 12th, 2012

Smoke from the County Line Fire, near the Florida-Georgia border, is carried southwestward in an S-shape by air currents. The blaze has burning at least an additional 5,000 acres per day over the last several days. On Thursday at 8:00 p.m. ET it was listed at 34,936 acres with 50% containment. Visible near the coast to the northeast and in the Appalachian Mountains to the north (in the full image) is smoke from multiple smaller wildfires.

East Coast Cities and Appalachian Mountains, USA – March 14th, 2012

39.2N 76.6W

March 14th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

USA - March 11th, 2012

Multiple cities can be observed along the eastern coast of the United States of American in this image, appearing as grey areas (best observed upon opening the full image). From the upper right, moving southwestward near the shoreline, one can see Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; New York City, New York; Trenton, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.

Visible further east are the Appalachian Mountains. The Appalachian chain is a barrier to east-west travel as it forms a series of alternating ridgelines and valleys oriented in opposition to any road running east-west. These alternating ridgelines and valley appear as alternating lines of brown and green, respectively.

Snowfall in USA Highlights Susquehanna and Delaware Rivers – March 4th, 2011

39.6N 75.2W

March 4th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

USA - February 10th, 2011

Snow dusts the northeastern United States of America and highlights the ridges of the Appalachian Mountains (upper left). The light color of the snow also makes it easy to spot rivers crossing the landscape, including the Susquehanna River (center) and the Delaware River (right of the former)

In the thumbnail image, parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland are snow covered, while Virginia is mostly snow free. The full image stretches northward across New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, all of which are blanketed in snow.

Ridges of the Appalachian Mountains, USA – November 28th, 2010

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November 28th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Mountains

USA - November 8th, 2010

The Appalachian Mountains appear as a series of brown ridges running parallel to the east coast of the United States of America. In the full image, the contours of these ridges and the green valleys between them can be seen in great detail. The height of individual mountains averages around 3,000 ft (900 m).

The range is mostly located in the United States but extends into southeastern Canada, forming a zone from 100 to 300 miles (160 to 480 km) wide, running from the island of Newfoundland 1,500 miles (2,400 km) south-westward to central Alabama in the United States.