Equinoctial Nova Scotia from the sky

At noon yesterday, just seven hours before the vernal equinox, NASA’s Terra Satellite captured a rare, nearly cloud-free image of Nova Scotia:

Here’s a detail centering on the most important part of the province:

See that ice, packed up against the west coast of Cape Breton? That’s what’s going to keep Cape Breton chilly sometime into May.

Thanks to Fred Baechler for pointing to this image. You can find the original image, in all its hi-res glory, here.