A global view of the Arctic on 21 September 2005. In support of International Polar Year, a matching pair of images (this one and the next) showing a global view of the Arctic and Antarctic were generated in poster-size resolution. Both images are of the same day, the date at which the sea ice was at its minimum extent in the north. Shown in this view is all of North America and the northern portion of South America. Image courtesy of NASA.