It was the last day of March, a time usually associated with flowers and green things, when the upper midwestern United States got hit with an intense spring snow storm. The storm left a swath of snow from Nebraska through Michigan. Its distinct edges make the belt of snow resemble the stroke of a paint-laden brush in this photo-like image captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite on April 1, 2008.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC. Caption by Holli Riebeek.