Here in North America, the leaves are only just thinking about changing, but in eastern Siberia, the fall foliage is out in force.

This image, captured by the Moderate Resolution Image Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Aqua satellite, does a good job of showing how pretty the leaves can be.

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But in the zoomed-out version of the same image, you can also see how gradual of a process it is ‚ÄĒ the foliage further south remains green, the north is already brown, and there‚Äôs just one sweet spot in the middle of perfect color.

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[NASA Earth Observatory]


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