Iceberg Alley from Space {Photo of the Day}

More than a thousand icebergs break off southern Labrador and northern Newfoundland from late May to late June each year, earning this stretch of the Labrador Sea featured in the image below the nickname ‘Iceberg Alley.’

A large chunk of the massive iceberg that broke off Greenland’s Petermann Glacier in August 2010 is featured in the centre of this image. Additionally, at the top of the satellite image, ice floes are visible drifting southwards in the sea, while the white swirls seen in the top diagonal half of the image represent small pieces of ice responding t the ocean eddies.

Sources: European Space Agency

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