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NASA captures autumn's splendor from space

Places in Western New York's hills like Chestnut Ridge, Letchworth State Park and Ellicottville are popular spots to pursue the perfect fall image.

NASA released its own image of autumn from an even higher elevation at its Earth Observatory and captured all of the Great Lakes at once.

The school-bus sized Terra satellite captured the "true-color" fall image on Oct. 20 from 438 miles above the Great Lakes.

NASA featured the photo in its Image of the Day on Friday.

Fall colors are at their peak across much of Western New York this week, according to I Love New York's Fall Foliage guide.

It shows the change-over is at the mid-point in Niagara County and already past peak in spots across the Southern Tier.

Click on these images and check out some of fall color captured here on earth in these recent photo galleries by Buffalo News photographers:



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