Friday, March 18, 2011

Awesomest Image du Jour - LXV

A day late, I grant you...but well worth the wait:


This image of the aptly-named Emerald Isle was captured by NASA's MODIS Rapid Response System on October 11, 2010.  Given Ireland's wet, temperate climate (hence the incredible green), cloudless days that make a picture like his possible are very rare indeed.

As always, click to enlarge.

[Source:  NASA's Earth Oservatory:  Image of the Day for St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2011.]