These photos are courtesy of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS).

Here are two of the first 2021 images from the Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites when they flew over the U.S.A. overnight to acquire stunning VIIRS nighttime imagery with light from recently full moon (98% illumination).

City lights shimmer in the wintry landscape while a large storm swirls in the Mississippi Valley.

Including a zoom into the Great Lakes Region because there’s no place like home!

Michigan (and Lake St. Clair) from Outer Space!
Michigan (and Lake St. Clair) from Outer Space!

 

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