A view of the Grand Canyon from space • Earth.com

Last update: February 20th, 2020 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the Grand Canyon surrounded by snow in northern Arizona.

This photograph, which was captured by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS), offers an entirely different perspective from what can be seen on the ground.

In the image, the white snow represents cold plateaus located in high altitudes. Snow that fell to the lower elevations either did not reach the ground or quickly melted.

Dark green landscapes can be seen im the higher elevations, while the drier country below appears brown.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory


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