Snow-covered mountains in the U.S. and Canadian West

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a rare view of the major mountain ranges across the U.S. and Canadian West. In late October, a round of storms dumped snowfall throughout the region. 

Snow-covered mountains are visible from the Coast Mountains in British Columbia to the Rockies in western Alberta.

According to NASA, some of the highest mountain peaks stay white year-round. These mountains are capped with snow and glacial ice that survive summertime melting. 

The image was captured on October 31, 2021 by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NOAA-20 satellite.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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