Most of Europe east of Germany and Denmark was blanketed with late-winter snow when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on March 13, 2006. Heavy snow crippled Europe, particularly Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland, on March 5, and much of that snow remained when the clouds cleared on March 13. Clouds still obscure the view along the right side of the image, though Germany, Denmark, and Scandinavia are largely clear.
NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained from the MODIS Rapid Response team.
Heavy snow fell in northern Europe in mid-March 2006.