Satellite captures winter storm from space

7:13 PM, Feb 13, 2014   |    comments
Photo: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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(NEWS CENTER) -- As this winter storm continues to cause major problems for the Northeast, the magnitude of the storm was captured from outer space.

The photo was taken Thursday morning at 9:45 EST by NOAA's GOES satellite. The image shows the clouds associated with the massive winter storm stretching from the Southeast region to the Northeast region of the United States.

According to NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's flickr page, "The clouds and fallen snow data from NOAA's GOES-East satellite were overlaid on a true-color image of land and ocean created by data from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (or MODIS instrument) that flies aboard NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites.The image showed that the clouds associated with the storm were blanketing much of the U.S. East Coast."

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