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A Long View of the Arctic #NASA

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In the Arctic summer, there are days when the Sun never sets. This period of extended sunlight offers the chance to observe long expanses of Earth’s northern latitudes from space. On June 21, 2014—the summer solstice—the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 acquired 52 individual scenes that were subsequently stitched together into one long swath. Two close-up views from the swath, selected for their striking beauty, are pictured on this page. The top image shows Webber Glacier, in the Oobloyah Valley on Canada’s Ellesmere Island. Retreating glaciers—including the Nukapingwa, Arklio, Perkeo, and Midget—flow into the valley from the Krieger Mountains and provide melt water during the summer .

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