Sunrise Over Lake Ontario
February 03, 2003
This is the first in a series of sunrise and sunset photos that we're featuring this week. The photo above was taken from the north shore of Lake Ontario, the smallest of the Great Lakes, and shows the Sun rising on a cold January morning. Clouds on the horizon are left over from lake-effect snows. These clouds later pushed southward across the lake, producing heavy snows on Ontario's south-shore (western New York). Since Lake Ontario is deeper than neighboring Lake Erie, it rarely completely freezes over, and thus, unlike Erie, its snow-making capabilities remain potent all winter long.