The NOAA-20 satellite captured this stunning image of Ireland on March 16, 2021, just ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. (Image credit: NOAA)

Ireland is already showing off verdant green finery in an image captured from space one day before the island’s iconic holiday, St. Patrick’s Day.

The new image comes courtesy of a weather satellite that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates, creatively dubbed NOAA-20. The satellite loops from pole to pole more than a dozen times a day, looking down on wherever the planet is experiencing mid-afternoon.