Satellite Image of the Entire UK Blanketed by Snow

There's rarely any snow in the UK, let alone covering most of the country

By on January 30th, 2013 18:51 GMT
Britain is not used to snow, of any kind and even the lightest fall seems to send the country into a frenzy. But it seems that snow is becoming, if not a regular phenomenon, a not so rare one.

At this moment, almost the entire country is covered in snow making for a spectacular and very rare photograph of the UK from space.

NASA's Earth Observatory released the image a few days ago showing most of Britain, apart from some coastal areas and the south-west, blanketed by snow.

NASA's satellite was also lucky to pass over just as the storm clouds that brought all of the snow had cleared, though some still obscure a few areas.

The image was captured in visible light with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite. Here's the full image (2.6 MB).