Hudson Bay in late summer •

Hudson Bay in late summer. Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a late summer view of Hudson Bay, which is located in northeastern Canada just south of the Arctic Circle. The photo shows the southern side of the ocean inlet, where it is bordered by Ontario.

The Hudson Bay receives fresh water from more than 40 major rivers. As sediment and dissolved organic matter mix in from various types of ecosystems, the color of the bay’s salty water is changed.

The image captures a brown sediment plume around Partridge Island that was carried in by the Severn River.Founded on 2 May 1670, the Hudson’s Bay Company opened its first department store in 1881 in WinnipegManitoba. The chain operated under the company name before being rebranded to The Bay in 1965. It operated exclusively in Western Canada until the acquisitions and conversions of department stores Morgan’sFreimansSimpsonsWoodward’s, coupled with the opening of new locations, positioned its presence nationwide in the second half of the 20th century. After nearly 50 years with The Bay brand, the chain was rebranded to Hudson’s Bay with a modernized logo in 2013.

The photo was taken on September 19, 2020 by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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