3/17/10

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!

NASA Shows Ireland From Space for St. Patrick's Day

If wearing green and watching a parade isn't enough for you this St. Patrick's Day, NASA has unveiled the emerald day's Irish homeland as it appears from space.

Ireland takes center stage in a series of archived NASA satellite images released today by the agency's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

The views, taken by NASA's Aqua satellite and other spacecraft, reveal Ireland as a verdant island covered in bright green vegetation. Ribbons of blue-green phytoplankton can be seen faintly in the Celtic Sea just off the island's coast and south of Dublin.

Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland, appears as a large gray-brown spot on Ireland's northeastern coast. Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, can also be spotted as a gray-brown spot on the eastern side of Ireland on the coast of the Irish Sea.

Have a great wearin o' the green day!

Kaye

3 comments:

Kat said...

Great photos Kaye. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well.:-)

Amber Skyze said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Shelley Munro said...

What a cool photo.