Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a rare view of this year’s corn harvest in the United States.
According to NASA, the corn harvest was nearing its end when the image was captured on October 18, 2021 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on Terra. The stalks from most crops had turned yellow and brown, and some bare soil was visible again.
While corn is grown in most states, the highest concentration of cropland devoted to the crop is across the Midwest. Iowa and Illinois grow and harvest about one-third of the entire U.S. crop, with each state producing more corn than many countries.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory