Leaf peep like an astronaut: See fall foliage within the Adirondack Mountains from area (photographs)

Leaf peep like an astronaut: See fall foliage within the Adirondack Mountains from area (photographs)

Photographers head to the Adirondacks for the right peak fall foliage shot, however NASA could have trumped all of them this yr with their out-of-this-world photographs of autumn from above.

NASA’s Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 captured aerial photographs on Oct. 8 orbiting over Elizabethtown and North Hudson from throughout the Adirondack Park.

Their web site notes that whereas drought circumstances over the summer time precipitated some seasonal hues to be muted this yr, some areas, just like the Adirondack Mountains, nonetheless had sensible pops of shade.

NASA in the Adirondacks

Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 acquired this vibrant picture of deciduous bushes and conifers within the Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York on Oct. 8, 2022. NASA | Joshua Stevens | USGS

Landsat 9 was launched on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021 from Vandenberg House Drive Base in California and its information is publicly obtainable from USGS.

NASA in the Adirondacks

Operational Land Imager-2 on Landsat 9 acquired this vibrant picture of deciduous bushes and conifers within the Adirondack Mountains in northeast New York on Oct. 8, 2022. NASA | Joshua Stevens | USGS

North Hudson most just lately ran free leaf-peeping shuttles to see fall foliage within the Excessive Peaks with a loop taking off from Frontier City, the NYS Division of Environmental Conservation campground which opened lately for tent, RV and equestrian campers.

Should you’re headed to Elizabethtown, be certain to cease at Cut up Rock Falls. There, a number of waterfalls pour right into a plunge pool within the center and fall once more into a big, deep, emerald basin.

Whereas the Adirondack Mountains are previous peak of their final shades of autumn spectacular, there are many peak colours nonetheless to be discovered this weekend within the Finger Lakes, the Capital Area, Central New York, and Better Niagara areas. Verify the most recent fall foliage map for the most effective leaf peeping spots.

To see extra aerial photographs of fall foliage world wide, go to NASA’s Fall Colours Gallery.

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