The images of this past week's heavy snowfall in Missouri and across the Midwest are familiar and chaotic - cars in ditches, closed airports and overall gridlock of infrastructure.
Today's NASA "Image of the Day" provides a decidedly more peaceful look at the storm's effects, from space.
Here's how NASA describes this image and the technology they used to capture it:
A winter storm is hitting southern Illinois, leaving roads covered in snow and ice and prompting officials to urge residents to stay home if they can.
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