BEFORE AND AFTER | Lake Superior finally free of large ice chunks

Satellite photos show slow summer melt

CBC News Last Updated: June 2, 2014

Only a few patches of ice remain in Lake Superior, according to satellite images released by NASA's Earth Observatory in June. The Great Lakes are typically free of ice by late April or early May but the unusually cold winter has meant for a slow summer thaw.

The photos below were taken during in May, left, and in June. Move the arrows from side to side in the photos below to see more.


Left: May 23, 2014 | Right: June 8, 2014 (NASA Earth Observatory)