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East coast of the USA, satellite image. North is towards top. Clouds are white. The land area consists of eastern Canada across top and the north-eastern USA across centre and lower left. The US East Coast stretches along the Atlantic for over a thousand kilometres from South Carolina (bottom left) to Maine (top right). The Great Lakes are at upper left. Coastal and lake colours include algal blooms and river sediments. Image data obtained on 8 November 2009, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, part of the Earth Observing System (EOS).
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