Mount Rainier in Washington • Earth.com

Last update: September 16th, 2019 at 12:15 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Mount Rainier, an active stratovolcano that is located 60 miles southeast of Seattle, Washington. 

At 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier has 25 named glaciers and stays white year-round.

According to NASA, the mountain is the result of about half a million years of growth during periods of volcanic activity.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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