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Spacecraft nadir point: 45.2° N, 73.1° W

Photo center point: 45.5° N, 73.5° W

Nadir to Photo Center: Northwest

Spacecraft Altitude: 191 nautical miles (354km)
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Image Caption: The city of Montreal is located on the island of Montreal at the confluence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa Rivers. Despite its distance from the sea (1,000 miles) Montreal is a large inland port. It is also Canada's largest city and the second largest French speaking city in the world. This particular snow covered scene highlights the major highways and street patterns throughout the metropolitan Montreal area. The runways of the two large international airports of Mirabel (located 25 miles northwest of downtown Montreal) and Dorval (located approximately 8 miles west of the downtown area) are clearly visible on this photograph. Even the outline of Mount Royal Park, near downtown central business district, can be seen. Patches of open, ice-free water (very dark areas) are detectable as the St. Lawrence River (Seaway) makes its way along the south and southeastern side of Montreal.