There is this amazing aerial photo going around of the snowstorm approaching Manhattan from yesterday (Tuesday, Jan 21, I should say). However, while I can figure out the clouds and snow part, I can’t quite wrap my head around what exactly the rest of the photo depicts. I feel stupid and that makes me sad. So, I ask you all to make me feel smarter and thus less sad.
Here is the image, which I should credit to @karliekloss.
So… okay, the wall of clouds/snow is to the left. The flat section on the bottom is, I assume, the ocean? But that doesn’t quite jibe, because the dark section in the middle–which I assume is Manhattan–looks like it’s beneath the flat part on the bottom.
Then there’s the flat part on the north (of the photo, I have no idea what direction we’re looking at geographically). Its edge is a straight line. How is there any straight line geographically? It can’t be water. Plus, there’s another flat part that’s beneath that, that kinda looks like a bunch of fiords, which are also above the dark section that I thought is Manhattan.
Help! It’s an amazing picture for the clouds alone, but I’d like to get my bearings, especially since I’m actually in NYC and I feel even dumber for not figuring it out myself.