NASA Reveals Amazing Satellite Photo of Mostly Frozen Great Lakes

NASA Reveals Amazing Satellite Photo of Mostly Frozen Great Lakes

You might be thinking, the Great Lakes frozen, it’s winter — duh. But this NASA photo from space shows that 88% of the Great Lakes are covered in ice, a percentage not seen since 1994 according to the NASA Earth Observatory.

Since 1973, the chain of lakes usually averages 50% ice coverage.

It’s crazy to see the lakes so completely covered in ice, especially in the deepest parts of the bodies of water. Lake Eerie looks like it is 100% frozen — it’s so tough to see, below is an image with the lakes labeled. NASA experts say┬áthe combination of unusually low temperatures, wind, and snow are to blame for the large extent of ice.

NASA Reveals Amazing Satellite Photo of Mostly Frozen Great Lakes  - labeled

I don’t know about you, but this ice, cold, and snow can go away now. Winter, I said good day!

 

Photos via: NASA

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