See the Winter of Our Discontent…From Space

NASA photo of the eastern United States confirms it’s really, really cold out there

Cold Eastern United States
NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

You know things are cold when NASA compares your entire region to a refrigeration device:

In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states.

On Feb. 19...the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty air mass made the eastern U.S. feel like the inside of freezer.

The eastern United States has been suffering from record cold temperatures and, in Maine and Massachusetts, up to 100 inches of snow. MODIS captured all that winter misery from space—the bone-chilling reality of an entire region covered in snow and ice, even as far south as Georgia. 

If you’ve determined to simply give in to the deep freeze, you’re in luck. Reports that Central Park’s Conservatory pond has opened for skating drew hockey players and ice skaters this weekend, and artists are drawing inspiration from Boston’s endless blizzard. And CBS News has plenty of chilly images to flaunt, from an icy New York harbor to a spectacularly frozen Niagara Falls.

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