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Contrails Over Northeastern USA

40.7N 74W

April 18th, 2012 Category: Clouds

USA - April 14th, 2012

Some clouds, criss-crossed by airplane contrails, hang over Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania, in eastern USA. Although New York City is partially obscured by clouds, most of the rest of Long Island is visible, and sediments can be seen between the island and mainland New York. Sediments are also present further northeast, between mainland Massachusetts and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Boston and Coastline of Massachusetts, USA

42.3N 71W

February 29th, 2012 Category: Snapshots

USA - December 23rd, 2011

 This orthorectified wide-swath ASAR image shows part of northeastern USA, including the state of Massachusetts. Boston, the state capital, appears as a white area on the right towards the center of the coastline. Massachusetts is the 7th smallest state in the United States, with an area of 10,555 square miles (27,340 km2). It is bordered on the north by New Hampshire and Vermont, on the west by New York, on the south by Connecticut and Rhode Island, and on the east by the Atlantic Ocean. It is the most populous New England state.

Massachusetts is called “the Bay State” because of several large bays, which distinctly shape its coast: Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay, to the east, and Buzzards Bay, to the south. A few cities and towns on the Massachusetts–Rhode Island border are adjacent to Narragansett Bay. At the southeastern corner of the state is a large, sandy, arm-shaped peninsula, Cape Cod. The islands Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket lie south of Cape Cod, across Nantucket Sound.

Boston is the largest city, at the inmost point of Massachusetts Bay, the mouth of the Charles River, the longest river entirely within Massachusetts. Most Bay Staters live in the Boston area, which cover most of eastern Massachusetts. Eastern Massachusetts is fairly densely populated and mostly suburban. Western Massachusetts is more rural and sparsely populated, especially in the Berkshires, the branch of the Appalachian Mountains that dominates the western quarter of the state. The most populous part of western Massachusetts is the Pioneer Valley, straddling the Connecticut River, which flows across Western Massachusetts from north to south.

Sediments South of Cape Cod, USA

41.7N 70.3W

April 25th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

USA - April 15th, 2011

Greenish sediments tinge the waters south of Massachusetts, USA’s Cape Cod Peninsula, and pass between the islands of Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right).

The large island visible at the lower left corner is the eastern part of Long Island, part of New York State reaching eastward from Manhattan and containing two of the boroughs of New York City.

 

Snow on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, USA

41.7N 70.3W

February 5th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

USA - January 17th, 2011

White snow highlights the hooked shape of Cape Cod, a peninsula cape in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. The peninsula is now, in fact, an island, due to the construction of the Cape Cod Canal through its isthmus.

Visible to the south of the Cape are two islands: Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right). While some parts of the former are dusted with snow, the latter appears snow free.

Phytoplankton Stretching from Cape Cod into the Atlantic Ocean

41.7N 70.3W

October 30th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

USA - October 6th, 2009

USA - October 6th, 2009

The cities of Boston, Massachusetts (above) and Providence, Rhode Island (below) appear as grey areas amidst the generally green terrain of this part of the northeastern United States of America.

Protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean is the Cape Cod peninsula, part of Massachusetts. Below it are the islands of Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right), also belonging to that state.

Some phytoplankton can be seen in Nantucket Sound, between the peninsula and the islands. Upon opening the full image, the green phytoplankton can be seen reaching much farther out to the east, into the Atlantic.

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