A Capital Covered in Snow
acquired January 24, 2016 download large image (14 MB, JPEG, 5184x3456)

The Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 captured this natural-color image of Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. on January 24, 2016. Most neighborhoods in the image received at least 18 to 24 inches (46 to 61 centimeters) of snowfall from the nor'easter that pounded the region from January 22 to 24. The image below is a closeup of Washington drawn from the larger image.

acquired January 24, 2016

NASA Earth Observatory images by Joshua Stevens, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey. Caption by Mike Carlowicz.

Instrument(s): 
Landsat 8 - OLI

A Capital Covered in Snow

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