17 March 2011


(From the Earth Observatory. Credit: NASA, courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center.)

Ireland on a rare cloud-free day, seen here in true color.

The Atlantic Ocean makes the clouds and the North Atlantic Drift funnels the warm waters across the ocean. Together they produce between 750 and 2000 millimeters / 29 and 78 inches of rain a year for lovely Éire.
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