Iceland in Summer

Satellite picture of Iceland in summer

This satellite picture was taken on September 9, 2002 as summer is nearing its end in Iceland. There is very little snow left on the island except on the mountaintops and the glaciers. The valleys and coastal plains are still lush and green. Compare this picture with the similar picture of Iceland in winter.

This picture was taken by MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer),which is the key instrument aboard NASA's Terra (EOS AM-1) satellite. The original picture and two higher-resolution versions of this picture can be found at the NASA Visible Earth website.

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