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California's "Super Bloom" Is So Vibrant You Can See It From Space

Satellite images captured the explosion of wildflowers that sprang up across typically brown landscapes in Southern California this spring.

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The satellite images were snapped in December 2016 and again in March 2017.

In most low-lying areas, the bloom has already peaked — and hotter temperatures mean remaining flowers won't last long. At higher elevations, wildflowers are still expected to be spotted through May.

Claudia Koerner is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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