The Northeast's massive blizzard is even more impressive from space

The continent is under there, somewhere

Published January 3, 2014 4:07PM (EST)


It's kind of magical from the ground (at least, for those of us who get to stay inside), but the winter storm blanketing much of the Northeast and Midwest is a different beast when viewed from above.

On Thursday, NASA's Aqua satellite made multiple trips over the continental U.S. The result is this composite, true-color image of the storm as it made its way up the eastern seaboard, bringing up to 2 feet of snow to areas around Boston and wind chills as low as 55 degrees below zero to the northern Plains.

Just remember: this is weather, not climate.

By Lindsay Abrams

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