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Sediments in James Bay, Canada – October 5th, 2012

October 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Canada – September 30th, 2012

Sediments give the western and southern shores of James Bay, Canada, bright golden, green and brown hues. The sediments on the western side and around Akimiski Island, the largest island in the bay, are lighter and more golden in color. The sediments along the southern shores of the bay, entering through the mouths of the Moose (left) and Harricana (right) Rivers, are significantly darker in color. Also of note in the image are the Belcher Islands, visible in the Hudson Bay in the upper right quadrant. The islands composing the archipelago have unusual, bent, elongated shapes.

Smoke Over Belcher Islands and Hudson Bay, Canada

56.3N 79.5W

July 15th, 2012 Category: Fires

Canada – July 13th, 2012

A veil of smoke hangs over Hudson Bay, Canada, and the Belcher Islands (below center). The Belcher Islands are an archipelago in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. Located in Hudson Bay, the Belcher Islands are spread out over almost 3000 km2. The smoke is probably blowing northward from fires near the border between the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan (click here for more images).

Belcher Islands and Sediments by Akimiski Island, Canada – August 8th, 2011

55.1N 81.1W

August 8th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Canada - July 24th, 2011

Sediments frame the shores of James Bay, the southern part of the Hudson Bay, in Canada. They are particularly concentrated between the half-moon-shaped Akimiski Island and the bay’s western shoreline, in the province of Ontario.

Visible in the Hudson Bay in the upper right quadrant is the archipelago of the Belcher Islands. The islands have unusual, bent, elongated shapes. Both the Belcher Islands and Akimiski Island are part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the province of Nunavut.

Akimiski Island and Belcher Islands, Canada – June 29th, 2011

52.8N 102.3W

June 29th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Canada - June 21st, 2011

Ice can still be observed in the Hudson Bay, Canada, in this image acquired on the first day of the northern hemisphere summer.

The southern extension of the Hudson Bay is known as James Bay. Sediments can be seen near its shoreline, particularly between Akimiski Island and the shore.

Other islands can be observed to the north, by the eastern shores of Hudson Bay. These are the Belcher Islands, an oddly-shaped archipelago in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, that is spread out over almost 3,000 square kilometres (1,160 sq mi).