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Haze Over Eastern Seaboard, USA

36.6N 79.9W

October 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

USA - September 23rd, 2010

The east coast of the USA appears covered in haze in this image. The haze is thickest by the coasts of the states of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina (from north to south). Golden green sediments are also present along the shorelines of those states.

Further inland, the Appalachian Mountains can be seen, running parallel to the coast. Beyond these mountains, to the northwest, is Lake Erie. Greenish sediments are present in its southwestern end.

Sediments Off East Coast of North Island, New Zealand

37.8S 178.3E

June 9th, 2010 Category: Rivers

New Zealand - June 2nd, 2010

New Zealand - June 2nd, 2010

The Mata River is a river of the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It flows northeast from the slopes of Mount Arowhana in the Raukumara Range to join with the Tapuwaeroa River close to the settlement of Ruatoria, in doing so forming the Waiapu River, which reaches the Pacific Ocean near Rangitukia, 10 kilometres south of East Cape.

Here, the Waiapu can be seen releasing sediments into the Pacific south of East Cape. Upon opening the full image, more of the North Island coastline can be observed to the west.

East Coast of USA Hit by Another Snow Storm – February 8th, 2010

38.8N 77W

February 8th, 2010 Category: Image of the day

USA - January 2nd, 2010

USA - January 2nd, 2010

A massive snow storm fell on the East Coast Friday and Saturday, and some areas have had record snow accumulation totals over the past two days. The East Coast snow storm shut down airports, highways, and transit systems, and left tens of thousands of people without electricity.

Here, snow can be seen covering parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. Offshore is another white phenomenon: the clouds are arranged in parallel lines known as cloud streets.

This snowfall broke many longstanding records. Saturday, a record snowfall total of 16 inches was reported at Washington Dulles airport, which broke an old record of 10.6, set December 12, 1964. Reagan National airport also reported a record breaking snow fall of 13.3 inches Saturday, surpassing the old record of 11.5 inches set on December 17, 1932.

The Philadelphia airport received 22.9 inches in snowfall totals since Friday, and Colora, Maryland received 17.2 inches of snow fall.

The state of New Jersey reported snow fall in the following areas: New Brunswick 11.1 inches, Pottersville 7.8 inches, Cape May 6.2 inches, and Midland Park 5.7 inches. The state of Delaware reported snow fall totals in the following areas (in inches): Blackbird 17.7, New Castle airport 17, Dover 16.2, and in Wilmington 14.

The state of Virginia received more than 20 inches of snow in certain areas of the state and a state of emergency was called on Friday. The state has reported more than 3,000 car accidents and disabled cars since Friday night. A total of five people have died due to the snow storm, three of which were in Virginia.

Huge Snowfall Over East Coast of USA

March 4th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Snow over East Coast of USA - March 4th, 2009

Skies over the East Coast of the United States of America have cleared since the huge snow storm that hit the region a few days ago.

Coastal states from Maine (northeast) to Georgia (southeast) received up to 30 centimeters (1 foot) of snow, reported the New York Times, and the storm even hit inland states as far west as Arkansas.

Here, the snowfall is visible as a wide white strip stretching from Maine (top) to Virginia (center), then curving southwestward through Georgia (bottom left) towards Arkansas.

Parts of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia nearest to the Atlantic are not snow-covered.

Lake Ontario (top left) appears dark blue and free of ice, while Lake Erie, just to its South, has a coat of ice.

To their East, New York City and Long Island stand out in white against the dark blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Offshore, clouds over the ocean form streaked patterns.

Please click here for a previous article on this storm and the Great Lakes.