Hail damage across South Dakota and Minnesota • Earth.com

Last update: October 1st, 2020 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at hail damage in crop fields across South Dakota and Minnesota.

Severe thunderstorms brought downpours of hail that fell over corn and soybean fields right in the middle of growing season, which runs from May through the end of August. The result is hail damage, shown in the image by the white and pink streak, which can cost the agricultural industry several hundred millions of dollars each year.

This image was captured on July 2, 2017 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Source: NASA Earth Observatory

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