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Satellite Image of Canadian Rocky Mountain Trench

satellite-image-canadian-rocky_mountainsLandsat (15m) Satellite Image of the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountain Trench

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Image credit: NASA/USGS and Courtesy of Satellite Imaging Corporation

What appears to be a stroke of thick red paint is actually a remarkable interplay of light and cloud in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Trench, a valley that extends from Montana, USA, to just south of the Yukon Territory. Low clouds filled a part of the Trench near the border between the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The light-reflecting nature of the clouds coupled with low sun elevation resulted in this startling effect. To read more on the Canadian Rockies, visit here.

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