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Michigan Looks Like A Sparkly Mitten In These Satellite Images From Space and It’s Stunning

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I was born and raised in Michigan. I spent most of that time living in in Flint, yea you know the place. Despite what you may have heard, Michigan actually has some very pretty scenery, even from space!

Everyone knows Michigan as the “Mitten” shaped state, and that shape looks absolutely stunning in these winter satellite images from New Year’s Day.

Posted by CIMSS on Friday, January 1, 2021

There were two images posted from the first day of 2021 taken by the Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites.

Here are two of the first 2021 images from the Suomi-NPP and NOAA-20 satellites when they flew over the U.S. overnight to acquire stunning VIIRS nighttime imagery with light from recently full moon (98% illumination). City lights shimmer in the wintry landscape while a large storm swirls in the Mississippi Valley. Including a zoom into the Great Lakes Region because there’s no place like home!

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Posted by CIMSS on Friday, January 1, 2021

The images show Lake Superior and Lake Michigan with tons of cloud cover. You can also see the winter storm rolling through below the state. Then you have the sparkling lights of all of the cities. It looks like a sparkly winter wonderland!


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