Gulf of Mexico – March 5, 2012

Thought we’d share this beautiful look at the northern Gulf, brought to us by the skilled folks at NASA’s MODIS Rapid Response Team.  It’s detail from a MODIS/Terra satellite image shot at mid-day local time on March 5.  Striking aqua patterns of ocean color and turbidity; tan sediment plumes issuing from the mouths of the Mississippi Delta; sharply delineated white-sand beaches of the Florida Panhandle, Mississippi and Alabama; brown late-winter marshes of the Louisiana coast.

I can almost taste the gumbo.  And the jello shots.

This makes a great desktop background, so click to get the big version.

MODIS/Terra satellite image, Gulf of Mexico – March 5, 2012.