Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is renowned for spotting whales and icebergs as they migrate, in opposite directions, in Spring and Summer seasons. Newfoundland, the vast island just visible in the south of the image, and the Labrador peninsula are separated by the Straight of Belle Isle.
PROBA-V takes a peek at this same area during wintertime, when average monthly temperatures drop to between -5 and -10°C and occasional ice waves crashing into the shore make for a spectacular sight.
This makes for a beautiful, snowy landscape, with the formation of arctic sea ice shown as white-blue plumes. It is common for this asymmetrically shaped sea ice to reach as far as 50° latitude in these parts, which is comparable in latitude to Belgium in Europe.