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As a Vast Swath of Australia Burns, the View From Space is Truly Frightening

As a Vast Swath of Australia Burns, the View From Space is Truly Frightening

The Heat Goes On: Last Month Was the Second Warmest October on Record

As rising floodwaters assault Venice, there's now an 85% chance that 2019 will come in as second warmest year This anomaly map shows how temperatures departed last month from the long-term average. (Note: The temperature scale is in Celsius. Source: NASA GISS) Two U.S. agencies have now released their global warming report cards...

As a Vast Swath of Australia Burns, the View From Space is Truly Frightening

Thick palls of smoke stream from Australia's sprawling bushfires in this view acquired by NASA's Aqua satellite on Nov. 11, 2019. The image consists of a natural-color view with an infrared overlay revealing areas of burning. (Source: NASA Worldview image processed by Pierre Markuse) So far, Australia's bushfires have scorched more than 4,000...

Nine days of California infernos, as seen from space

Please click on this animation of satellite images to see an overview of California wildfires from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, 2019. Look for bluish smoke plumes as well as red dots marking areas where the satellites detected fire. The Kincade fire erupts in the north on Oct. 24th, as does the Tick Fire near Los Angeles, at lower right. Later in the sequence,...

Moonrise at sunrise as photographed from the International Space Station

NASA astronaut Christina Koch shot this image of moonrise at sunrise from the International Space Station. (Source: Christina Koch/NASA via Twitter) I spotted this serenely beautiful photo of the crescent moon rising above the limb of the Earth at sunrise on Twitter. I was so taken with it that I just had to share it. It's undated, but...

Say hello to Hurricane Pablo, the northernmost hurricane to form so late and so far north on record

Hurricane Pablo, as seen in the eastern Atlantic by NASA's Terra satellite on Oct. 27, 2019 A late October tropical storm spinning in the North Atlantic entered the record books today when it strengthened into a strange little hurricane. Say hello to Hurricane Pablo, seen in the image above acquired by NASA's Terra satellite. As...

As the Kincade Fire was whipped by hurricane force winds, here's what it looked like from space

California's Kincade Fire, as seen by the GOES-17 weather satellite on Oct. 27, 2019. Also visible is a blaze more than 50 miles away in Vallejo, CA — believed to have started from embers from the Kincade Fire. (Note: The animation may take a little while to load, especially on phones. Source: RAMMB/CIRA/SLIDER) Early this morning, winds...

"Historic" wind event could whip California's Kincade blaze into a raging firestorm

The GOES-16 weather satellite captured this view of smoke streaming out over the Pacific Ocean from California's Kincade Fire on Oct. 24, 2019. (Source: RAMMB/CIRA/SLIDER) Northern California is bracing for winds forecast to gust as high as 80 miles per hour on Sunday morning — posing extreme wildfire risks in an area primed to burn. ...

Hurricane Lorezno defies forecasts, strengthening into a monster and setting an all-time record

https://youtu.be/Y1HpsJaNfIY Hurricane Lorenzo, howling in the North Atlantic on the evening of Saturday September 28, 2019 and into Sunday the 29th, as seen by the GOES-16 weather satellite. (Note: The video cycles through several times. Source: CIRA/RAMMB) On Thursday, Sept. 26, the National Hurricane Center described Hurricane Lorenzo as...

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