Poppy superbloom in the California desert • Earth.com

Last update: December 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a “superbloom” of poppies and wildflowers across Antelope Valley in Southern California.

The poppy season in this desert region depends entirely on precipitation. After a very rainy winter season, the brilliantly colored flowers have exploded this year.

The image was captured on April 2, 2019 by NASA Armstrong aerial photographer Jim Ross from from a T-34 airplane.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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