This image acquired by NASA's Terra spacecraft is of the northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months.
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Northern Greenland

The northernmost land in the world is located in Pearyland, Greenland, at a latitude of 83 degrees, 39.6 minutes. This is a land of permanent snows, glaciers, and 24-hours of daylight during the summer months. The ASTER image was acquired May 17, 2003, covers an area of 47.9 x 42.1 km, and is located at 83.6 degrees north latitude, 33.4 degrees west longitude.

The U.S. science team is located at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. The Terra mission is part of NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

Image details

ID#:
PIA11169

Date added:
2008-09-16

Target:
Earth

Mission:
Earth Observing System (EOS)

Spacecraft:
Terra

Instruments:
Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER)

Size:
3190 x 2810 pixels (width x height)

Rating:



Views:
2,635

Full-Res TIFF:
PIA11169.tif (26.89 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA11169.jpg (1.56 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team