13 Oct '12, 10pm

Grande Terre: Acquired September 24, 2012, this image shows the largest island of New Caledonia.

Roughly 1,300 kilometers (830 miles) east of Australia lies Grande Terre, the largest island of New Caledonia. The island is roughly 400 kilometers (250 miles) long and ringed by a 1,600-kilometer (1,000-mile) coral reef. Cloud-free skies allowed the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite a clear view of Grande Terre on September 24, 2012. Coral reefs, appearing iridescent blue-green through the seawater, surround the mostly vegetation-coated island. New Caledonia has a hot and humid climate, but conditions vary between the coasts of Grande Terre. Trade winds from the southeast bring relatively cool, moist air to the eastern part of the island, where rich forests fill the coastal strip east of the mountains. In the west lie open, arid plains. Between the east and west coasts, a mountain range forms the island’s spine. The tallest po...

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