Satellite view of Lake Matthews Estelle Mountain Reserve in Riverside County on March 15, 2019. Credit: Planet
Satellite view of Lake Matthews Estelle Mountain Reserve in Riverside County on March 15, 2019. Credit: Planet

See Super Blooms Transform California Landscape via Satellite

See Super Blooms Transform California Landscape via Satellite

Now that the sun is finally shining on California, the state's flora is in full bloom -- super bloom, that is. Platoons of poppy enthusiasts and smartphone-wielding Instagrammers have flocked to deserts, mountains and meadows to experience the kaleidoscope of colors (and pollen) for themselves. But here's what they look like from space via satellite.

Move the sliders below to watch California's super blooms emerge from February to March of this year.

Lake Matthews Estelle Mountain Reserve
Riverside County
Before: Feb. 18, 2019
After: Mar. 15, 2019


North of San Rafael Wilderness
Santa Barbara County
Before: Feb. 24, 2019
After: Mar. 17, 2019


Carrizo Plain National Monument
San Luis Obispo County
Before: Feb. 11, 2019
After: Mar. 13, 2019


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