Ireland's climate is normally mild due to the nearby Gulf Stream

Lush green gives way to dazzling white in these two images of Ireland from NASA's Multi-angle SpectroRadiometer. The summer view shows the verdant landscape for which Ireland is famous, while the other, taken after a record-breaking winter storm, reveals the Emerald Isle with an unusual coating of snow. The images are available online at:

MISR, built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is one of several Earth-observing experiments aboard Terra, which was launched in December 1999. MISR acquires images of the Earth at nine angles simultaneously, using nine separate cameras pointed forward, downward, and backward along its flight path. More information about MISR is available at:

JPL is managed for NASA by Caltech, Pasadena, Calif.