Winter Solstice Arrives in Northern Hemisphere

Image acquired December 22, 2011


NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this image of Earth on the first day of the winter solstice, December 22, 2011 at 11:45 UTC. The GOES-13 cloud images are overlaid on a true-color NASA/MODIS map by the NASA/NOAA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.


Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project


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Uploaded on December 22, 2011