Great Britain and Ireland by NASA Goddard Photo and Video on Flickr:
This nearly cloud-free view of Great Britain and Ireland was acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite on March 26, 2012. Just a few days into spring, most of the land appears green, although not quite as brilliant as the summertime hues that give Ireland the nickname “the Emerald Island”.
London can be seen as a gray circle situated inland on the tan-colored River Thames.
Photograph: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team. Enlarged. via iamdanw. See also: British Isles under snow.