Michigan’s seasons are gorgeous enough when viewed up close, but nowhere are the changes between seasons more visible, than from outer space.
Satellite imagery taken on January 29th, 2014 show a mitten coated in ice and snow — very little of what you see is cloud coverage.
On the right is a shot that looks back to May 1, 2013. There is a much more hopeful brown and green, hinting at the growth of Spring.
To go back and check out what the state of Michigan looked like from outer space on any random day — see if it was cloudy or clear on your birthday in 2009, for instance — click here.