The South Patagonian Icefield • Earth.com

Last update: August 17th, 2019 at 2:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features a natural-color image of the South Patagonian Icefield.

The Los Glaciares National Park is named for its abundance of glaciers that flow from the Andes Mountains. Some of the most notable glaciers in the park lead to brightly colored glacial lakes.

The icefield covers about 13,000 square kilometers of Chile and Argentina. It is the largest stretch of ice in the southern hemisphere outside of Antarctica.

The image was captured on February 4, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

 

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