June 4, 2021 - A Slice of Northern Scandinavia


On June 3, 2021, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired a true-color image of a slice of Scandinavia in late spring.

Parts of four countries are captured in this image. In the north, the Scandinavian Mountains of Norway remain covered with snow, despite lengthening daylight and warming temperatures. South of the mountains, Sweden and Finland share the coastline of the Gulf of Bothnia (seen in left side of this image); Sweden claims the western coast and the east belongs to Finland. The land in the east, partially encircling the White Sea, belongs to Russia. The Barents Sea sits in the northeast, partially covered by a bank of white cloud.

Image Facts
Satellite: Aqua
Date Acquired: 6/3/2021
Resolutions: 1km (950.9 KB), 500m (2.9 MB), 250m (9.1 MB)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC