February 14, 2001
The image above was taken on February 26, 2000 with the Enhanced Thematic Mapper (ETM) sensor on the Landsat-7 satellite. It shows the eastern portion of the island of Newfoundland, Canada. The right side or eastern part of this scene is the Avalon Peninsula. Most of the peninsula is snow covered on this image, and, in fact, Newfoundland is one of the snowiest places in North America. The capital city of Newfoundland, St. John's (on the upper, easternmost arm of the Avalon Peninsula), currently has 66 inches of snow on the ground. The reddish hues are forests fringing the coasts. The bay at the upper center is Trinity Bay, and Conception Bay is at the upper right center of the image. With towns on the northern arm of the Avalon Peninsula (separating Trinity and Conception Bay) having names such as Heart's Delight, Heart's Desire, and Hearts's Content, this part of Newfoundland should be pretty popular for the romantically-inclined on Valentine's Day. Cupids, St. Bride's, and Paradise are other appropriately-named small towns on the peninsula to visit on February 14. If you use your imagination, an upside down heart may be discerned at the lower right of the image.