This Is What The Changing Of The Seasons Looks Like From Space

October 2, 2014 4:53 PM

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This Is What The Changing Of The Seasons Looks Like From Space

A NASA satellite captured these spectacular images of the arrival of fall foliage in Canada and the northeastern United States at the end of September. Fall officially began last week with the autumnal equinox, but these changing colors are still a welcome signal that hot summer days are finally giving way to cooler weather.

When days shorten in autumn, trees slow and then stop their production of green-pigmented chlorophyll as they prepare to drop their leaves. As chlorophyll degrades, it allows other red, yellow and orange pigments to shine through. Watch this video for more info on the science behind leaves changing ...

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