The Great Lakes seen from space Today’s Video of the Day comes from the European Space Agency’s Earth from Space series and features a look at the Great Lakes as seen from space.
Visible in the images are Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie, three of the five Great Lakes that were created 100,000 years ago after an ice sheet formed over North America and massive glaciers carved out valleys into the land. When the glaciers melted, the water filled out the holes left behind forming the lakes. A deep freeze has settled in over the Great Lakes this winter and a new image released by NASA shows the astonishing extent of the ice cover as seen from space.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: European Space Agency