June 20, 2008 - Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic Sea

Sweden, Finland, and the Baltic Sea

The MODIS on the Terra satellite captured this image on June 8, 2008. Shown are parts of Scandanavia, all covered in varying shades of green vegetation. At lower right is Lithuania (bottom), Latvia and the Gulf of Riga (middle), and Estonia (upper middle). These countries are separated from Sweden by the Baltic Sea. There are several prominent islands in the Baltic Sea. In the center of it is Gotland - and just west of Gotland, closer to Sweden is Oland. The city of Stockholm, in Sweden would be visible except for the large cloud that covers it.

Finland is in the top right hand corner, with the Gulf of Bothnia between it and Sweden. South of Sweden is Denmark. Only part of it is visible in the bottom left, though you can see the city of Copenhagen, which is located on Zealand and Amager Islands.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 06/08/2008
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC