The oxbow on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts • Earth.com

Last update: June 18th, 2019 at 2:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day comes thanks to the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the oxbow on the Connecticut River in Massachusetts.

The U-shaped section of the Connecticut River is famous for its role as the centerpiece in Thomas Cole’s 1836 painting The Oxbow, which was created while the segment was still connected to the main river. Just a few years later, the oxbow became cut off due to floodwaters and railroad construction.

This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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