It's been very cloudy in the Arctic this year. Luckily commenter dabize kept on sending me his 'declouded' version of the False-Colour Composite images Environment Canada makes of the LANCE-MODIS satellite images. These give us a good indication of what's going on. Hopefully he'll have the time for a couple more now that the freezing season is starting. Thanks for the great work so far, dabize!
Here is the latest animation: