05/04/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

The World's Most Severe Snowstorms As Seen From Space (PHOTOS)

NASA's Earth Observatory uses powerful satellites to capture the movements, evolution, and beauty of the earth, from snowstorms and earthquakes, as seen from space.

Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite, the Earth Observatory has captured the drama, fury, and magnitude world's most severe snowstorms in stunning detail.

See amazing images of snowstorms, as seen from space, in the pictures below, then check out more breathtaking pictures of the 'earth as art', captured by the Landsat 7 satellite.

Amazing Storms Seen From Above

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, Goddard Space Flight Center. Caption by Michon Scott.