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Copper-colored Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada – April 24th, 2012

44.8N 66.7W

April 24th, 2012 Category: Sediments

Canada - April 14th, 2012

Striking copper-colored sediments can be observed in the Bay of Fundy, on the Atlantic coast of North America. The gulf is located on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. The bay is famous for having the highest tidal range in the world. Here, the copper-colored sediments are most concentrated in two inlets: Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left).

Copper-Colored Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada

44.5N 67W

December 8th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - November 22nd, 2011

Visible in the center of this image is the Bay of Fundy, a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.

The Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tidal range in the world. Rivaled by Ungava Bay in northern Quebec, King Sound in Western Australia, Gulf of Khambhat in India, and the Severn Estuary in the UK, it has one of the highest vertical tidal ranges in the world.

On the right side of the image, copper-colored sediments can be seen pouring into two inlets of the Bay of Fundy: Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left).

Sediments in Bay of Fundy and Snow Across Parts of Canada and the USA

45.8N 68.2W

April 1st, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - March 30th, 2011

Parts of the northeastern USA, including states such as Maine, New Hamshire and Vermont, and parts of the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Quebec, are dusted with snow in this early spring image.

Other areas, such as Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and most of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, are snow-free. Sediments can be seen along the coastline between Nova Scotia and Massachusetts, although most are concentrated in the Bay of Fundy to the north.

Red Sediments in Bay of Fundy, Canada – November 12th, 2010

46.5N 63.4W

November 12th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Sediments

Canada - August 30th, 2010

The land belonging to the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia (right), New Brunswick (left) and Prince Edward Island (top) can be observed here. The large bay separating the former two is the Bay of Fundy, while the latter is located in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Red sediments can be seen pouring into two inlets of the Bay of Fundy: Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left). The Gulf of Saint Lawrence appears mostly sediment free.

Condensation Trails Over Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, Canada

46.0N 65W

October 24th, 2010 Category: Clouds, Sediments

Canada - October 14th, 2010

The air above the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia (right) and New Brunswick (left) is criss-crossed by airplane condensation trails (or contrails). These linear streaks form when water molecules gather around the exhaust released into the air by airplanes.

Also of note, although partially obscured by the contrails, are the rusty red sediments in Cobequid Bay (right) and Cognecto Bay (left), two inlets of the Bay of Fundy. As the sediments disperse into the bay, the water fades from red to green to blue.

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