MODIS Image of the Day

Greening the Princess Astrid Coast
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Greening the Princess Astrid Coast

Is it colored ice, a plankton bloom, both, or neither?

Published Mar 18, 2012

Image of the Day Life Water

Ship Tracks off the California Coast
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Ship Tracks off the California Coast

The narrow clouds form when water vapor condenses around tiny particles of pollution.

Published Mar 8, 2012

Image of the Day Atmosphere

Baja California
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Baja California

Clould-free skies allowed a view of the entire peninsula along Mexico's Pacific Coast.

Published Jan 8, 2012

Image of the Day Land Water Dust and Haze

Ship Wave Clouds over the North Sea
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Ship Wave Clouds over the North Sea

An intricate interaction of waves shapes the clouds in the North Sea, making patterns that echo basic principles of nature.

Published Nov 25, 2011

Image of the Day Atmosphere

Blooming Waters off Argentina
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Blooming Waters off Argentina

At the intersection of two ocean current systems off of Argentina, phytoplankton growth explodes in a spring 2011 bloom.

Published Nov 16, 2011

Image of the Day Life Water

First Complete Day from MODIS
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First Complete Day from MODIS

This image of Earth is a composite of the first full day of data gathered by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Terra spacecraft.

Published Jun 30, 2000

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water