Rare view of Patagonia in South America • Earth.com

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

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a rare, cloud-free view of Patagonia in winter. 

Due to year-round storms, the region is usually cloudy in satellite imagery.

Professor René Darío Garreaud of the University of Chile noted that it is unusual to see such a widespread cloud-free area over Patagonia. In this case, a high pressure system had ushered in clear skies.

Patagonia covers more than one million square kilometers in the southern portion of South America.

The image was captured on June 26, 2020 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite.


By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory




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