The peak of fall colors in Ottawa, Canada •

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

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the colorful leaves of fall in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. The peak of the autumn season is an event that is known locally as the “Fall Rhapsody.” 

Just west of city in Gatineau Park, sugar maple leaves turn orange-red, while hickories turn golden-bronze.

Ottawa is located at the confluence of three important waterways: the Ottawa River, the Gatineau River, and the Rideau Canal. 

The Ottawa River is a major source of fresh drinking water and connects to the Saint-Lawrence River further east. 

The image was captured on October 14 by an astronaut onboard the International Space Station.

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

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