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U.S. Nor’easter at night

The Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites captured the powerful storm as it neared its peak intensity, in the early morning hours of January 27.

View larger. | A combination of the day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery from the NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite showed the historic blizzard near peak intensity as it moves over the New York through Boston Metropolitan areas at 06:45Z (1:45 a.m. EST) on January 27, 2015. Credit: NOAA/NASA

View larger. | This week’s snowstorm over the U.S. East Coast, at night. Image via NOAA/NASA

NASA and NOAA’s Suomi NPP and the GOES-East satellites captured this amazing nighttime view of this week’s snowstorm in the U.S. Northeast. It’s a combination of day-night band and high resolution infrared imagery. The image shows this blizzard near peak intensity, moving over the New York and Boston metropolitan areas at 06:45 UTC (1:45 a.m. EST) on January 27, 2015.

The nighttime lights of the region were blurred by the high cloud tops associated with the most intense parts of the storm.

Deborah Byrd

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