Sea ice off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula

Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sea ice just off the coast of the Antarctica Peninsula.

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Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at sea ice just off the coast of the Antarctica Peninsula.

“The sea ice edge is usually pretty far south this time of year,” said NASA ice scientist Ron Kwok. “I have never seen a coherent feature by itself like that in the middle of the ocean that survives without melting.”

This image was captured by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory