Snowfall in the central Andes mountains •

Last update: November 21st, 2019 at 11:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows fresh snowfall in the Andes mountains, which spread out across seven South American countries.

The mountain range is one of the longest in the world, spanning about 4,500 miles and consisting of different climate regions that range from wet to dry. The largest area of snow cover tends to fall in the central region of the Andes that is visible in this picture, which features parts of both Chile and Argentina.

The image was captured on July 30th by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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