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Bays and Cities Along USA’s East Coast

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October 25th, 2012 Category: Sediments

USA – October 22nd, 2012

Several important cities and state capitals can be seen as grey areas along the east coast of the United States of America. From upper right to lower left we can observe New York City, Newark, Trenton, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Sediments can be observed in Delaware Bay (between southern New Jersey and Delaware, near the image center), though fewer are visible in Chesapeake Bay (southwest of the former).

Contrails Over Northeastern USA

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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.

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

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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.

Various Cities in Eastern Canada and Northeastern USA – November 1st, 2010

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November 1st, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

USA and Canada - October 13th, 2010

This image shows portions of eastern Canada and the northeastern USA. The dark blue body of water by the left edge is part of Lake Ontario, on the border between the two countries. The series of long, thin, parallel lakes to the south of Lake Ontario are the Finger Lakes of New York State, USA.

Extending diagonally to the northeast from Lake Ontario is the Saint Lawrence River. It passes the cities of Montreal and Quebec City on its way to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (not visible here). Another city, Ottawa can also be observed west of Montreal, on the Ottawa River, one of the Saint Lawrence’s tributaries.

Moving southeast to the coast of the USA, the cities of Boston, Providence and New York can be seen as well. Boston is situated on the coast above the hooked peninsula of Cape Cod; Providence is south of Boston by the shores of a series of bays, and part of New York city can be observed by Long Island at the center of the bottom edge.

Cities in Eastern USA, from Washington to NYC to Boston – July 29th, 2010

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July 29th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Mountains

USA - July 3rd, 2010

USA - July 3rd, 2010

While most of the eastern United States of America appears green in this summer image, several cities stand out as greyish or light tan patches. One of the most prominent of these is New York City, located at the western end of Long Island, both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States.

Also visible northeast of New York City are Providence, in the state of Rhode Island, and Boston, in Massachusetts. Both are situated along the coastline. Southwest of New York City are Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania, Baltimore, in Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

Other important features of the image include Lake Ontario (upper left quadrant), on the border of the USA and Canada, and the Appalachian Mountains, running up the left side.