Winter over the Caucasus Mountains in Russia • Earth.com

Last update: August 15th, 2020 at 12:15 am

Winter over the Caucasus Mountains in Russia Today’s Image of the Day comes from the NASA Earth Observatory and features a look at the snow-covered Caucasus Mountains in Russia during winter.

Due to its location, where cold, dry air from Asia meets humid air from the Mediterranean, precipitation levels are very uneven across the range.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board the Terra satellite.Winter over the Caucasus Mountains in Russia.

Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation,is a transcontinental country located in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Covering an area of 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi),it is the largest country in the world by area, spanning more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area, stretching eleven time zones, and bordering 16 sovereign nations. The territory of Russia extends from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. With 146.7 million inhabitants living in the country’s 85 federal subjects,Russia is the most populous nation in Europe and the ninth-most populous nation in the world. Russia’s capital and largest city is Moscow; other major urban areas include Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan and Chelyabinsk.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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