In autumn, cloud cover over the continental United States changes dramatically every few days, as these two remarkably opposite midday views show. In five days, clouds seemed to flip-flop over the U.S. These images were captured by NOAA's GOES-East satellite at 1745 UTC/12:45 p.m. EST on November 18 and 22, 2013. The images were created by Dennis Chesters of the NASA GOES Project at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

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  • Title: U.S. Cloud Cover Five Day Flip-Flop
  • Date Created: 2017-12-08
  • Location: Greenbelt, MD
  • Rights: GSFC
  • Album: ayoung

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