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Lake Superior is partially covered in ice in this photo taken Monday by NASA's Terra satellite. Duluth is at the far lower left, with the Apostle Islands left of center.

Lake Superior, Great Lakes ice breaking up

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The frigid winter of 2014 threw its best at Lake Superior, but the big lake was just too stubborn to freeze over completely.

Satellite photographs over the past few days show ice on Lake Superior beginning to diminish, with vast areas of open water along the North Shore and fissures developing across the lake.


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