Celebrating One Year
September 07, 2001
September 8 marks the 1 year anniversary of the Earth Science Picture of the Day!
The above images were acquired over the Mid-Atlantic states of the US on March 24, 2000, from the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR), on board the Terra satellite. The larger image was taken by the MISR camera viewing straight down (nadir). Delaware Bay, Chesapeake Bay, and the Appalachian Mountains are easy to discern on this image as are the urban complexes of Newark, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, and Richmond. The yellowish smudge at the top of the Chesapeake Bay is likely sediment from the Susquehanna River, flowing into the upper Chesapeake. The series of smaller images, from top to bottom, were taken by cameras viewing 70.5 degrees forward, 45.6 degrees forward, 45.6 degrees aftward, and 70.5 degrees aftward of nadir. Differences in brightness, color, and contrast are a function of the different viewing angles.