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Global images of Earth from Galileo. In each frame, the continent of Antarctica is visible at the bottom of the globe. South America may be seen in the first frame (top left), the great Pacific Ocean in the second (bottom left), India at the top and Australia to the right in the third (top right), and Africa in the fourth (bottom right). Taken at six-hour intervals on December 11, 1990, at a range of between 2 and 2.7 million kilometers (1.2 to 1.7 million miles). P-37630 < P>These images...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Sun, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Australia, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=589
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was acquired in July of 1969 with a Hasselblad film camera. The image is provided by the Earth Observations and Image Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The Moon (or ‘Luna’ in Latin) has occupied a prominent place in myth and folklore throughout human history. In the higher latitudes of the northern hemisphere, the day-to-day change in the time of moonrise is smallest in the months surrounding the fall equinox. This consistency is due to the small angle between the horizon and the ecliptic (the apparent sky path traveled by both the Moon and the Sun) at this time of year. The bright, full disk of Luna provides enough dependable light in the...
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Apollo 11, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16959
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Rich green vegetation lines the fertile banks of Egypt’s Nile River, culminating in the green fan of the river’s delta. The contrast between the green around the river and the surrounding tan of the northern Sahara Desert makes the river easy to see in satellite image such as this one, acquired by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (&lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;MODIS&lt;/a&gt;) onboard NASA’s &lt;a...
Topics: Where -- Red Sea, Where -- Israel, Where -- Jordan, Where -- Saudi Arabia, Where -- Sudan, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6566
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=174
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/
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This is the first image of Earth ever taken from another planet that actually shows our home as a planetary disk. Because Earth and the Moon are closer to the Sun than Mars, they exhibit phases, just as the Moon, Venus, and Mercury do when viewed from Earth. As seen from Mars by the NASA Mars Global Surveyor on May 8, 2003, at 13:00 GMT (6:00 a.m. PDT), Earth and the Moon appeared in the evening sky. This Earth/Moon image has been specially processed to allow both Earth (with an apparent...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Moon, What -- Sun, What -- Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter (MGS), What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16459
NASA Images
by Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE
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SeaWiFS captured this relatively clear view of the western United States on a recent overpass. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 9/9/97.
Topic: Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1374
NASA Images
by Image copyright
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In the heart of the Australian Outback, a massive block of red sandstone rises up out of the near-perfect flatness of the eroded landscape. Called Uluru, or Ayer’s Rock, this giant is a monolith 348 meters (1,142 feet) high, 3.6 kilometers (2.2 miles) long, and 9.4 kilometers (5.8 miles) around. It is the largest single rock known in the world. Tourists come from all over the country and the world to watch sunrise and sunset bring the colors of the rock to life. Some also make the challenging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17111
NASA Images
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Tucked deep in the Cambodian rainforest, the ancient Angkor Wat temple is considered one of the most valuable architectural sites in Asia. Angkor Wat is the pinnacle of the city of Angkor, capital of the once-powerful Khmer Empire of Southeast Asia. The temple was built by Suryavarman II between 1113 and 1150 AD. Dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, Angkor Wat is a representation of Mount Meru, home of the gods and the center of the Hindu universe. In addition to its unique pyramid temple...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17041
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stöckli, Nazmi El Saleous, and Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA GSFC
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This true-color image shows North and South America as they would appear from space 35,000 km (22,000 miles) above the Earth. The image is a combination of data from two satellites. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA’s &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" TARGET="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite collected the land surface data over 16 days, while NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- Snapshot
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15529
NASA Images
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This image presents a remarkable view of the North Atlantic Ocean, stretching from the equator and western Africa northward to Iceland and Greenland, with sunset occurring over (north to south) Scandinavia, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, and the Ivory Coast.Here is an opportunity for you to play image detective. How on Earth was this image made? Is it a painting, or a map? Is it a photograph? If so, was it taken from a high-flying aircraft, or from outer space? Is it a satellite image, or...
Topics: What -- Opportunity, What -- Earth, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Iceland, Where -- Greenland,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16401
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA Johnson Space Center
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This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on December 7, 1972. The original caption is reprinted below:View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Polar, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1597
NASA Images
by Image by Robert Simmon, NASA’s Earth Observatory, based on data copyright
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The Grand Canal curves in a great “S” through the heart of the red tile roofs of Venice, Italy, in this Ikonos image, acquired on April 2, 2001. The Canal is the main thorough-fare through the city, which is built on 118 tiny islands linked by canals and bridges. The city sits in the center of the Laguna Venetta, three kilometers from the Italian mainland and three kilometers from the Adriatic Sea. Boats, the primary form of transportation, can be seen as small white strips in the Grand...
Topics: What -- Atlantis, What -- Aqua, Where -- Italy, Where -- Adriatic Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16852
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken on January 26, 2004, using a Kodak digital camera with a 400 mm lens, and was provided by Julie Robinson, Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory (Lockheed Martin), Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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This international image of the El Paso-Juárez area on the U.S.-Mexico border is the &lt;a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/news/releases/2004/J04-006.html"&gt;&lt;strong&gt;100,000th&lt;/strong&gt; photograph of Earth&lt;/a&gt; that astronauts have taken from the International Space Station. It was taken on January 26, 2004, by Expedition 8 crewmembers.The Rio Grande can be seen meandering through the area, forming the boundary between the sister cities...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Sun, What -- Earth, Where -- Texas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16721
NASA Images
by Image provided by the Satellite Systems Branch
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Nicknamed “Dragon Lake,” this body of water is formed by the Bratskove Reservoir, built along the Angara river in southern Siberia, near the city of Bratsk. This image was acquired in winter, when the lake is frozen.This image was acquired by &lt;a HREF="http://landsat7.usgs.gov/"&gt;Landsat 7’s&lt;/a&gt; Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor on December 19, 1999. This is a natural color composite image made using blue, green, and red wavelengths. Sensor:...
Topic: What -- Landsat 7
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2715
NASA Images
by NASA/JPL
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Island nations in the South Pacific Ocean experience natural disasters associated with typhoons, and with their proximity to the Pacific Ocean's "Ring of Fire." This radar image shows most of the northern coast of the island of Upolu in the nation of Western Samoa. Disaster managers use digital elevation models (DEMs) generated from radar data to assist in research toward disaster mitigation and management. Geologists also use DEM data of volcanic features, such as the line of...
Topics: What -- AirSAR, What -- Earth, What -- Enterprise, Where -- Pacific Ocean, Where -- Samoa, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1523
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NASA’s Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS) provides measurements that enable scientists to accurately estimate how much of the sun’s UV-B (290 to 320 nm) radiation reaches the Earth's surface. Too much exposure to these wavelengths causes sunburn in human skin.The false-color image above is a global map, averaged from TOMS snapshots collected every day over a one-month period, showing where more or less UV radiation reaches the surface. Yellow pixels show the highest levels of radiation...
Topics: What -- Spectrometer, What -- Polar, Where -- Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7158
NASA Images
by Image created by Reto Stockli with the help of Alan Nelson, under the leadership of Fritz Hasler
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Recalling the famous Apollo-era pictures of Earth taken by lunar astronauts, this digital image is a spectacular portrait of the Western Hemisphere at the time of one of the strongest hurricanes ever observed in the Eastern Pacific.This combination of science, engineering and artistry was generated by researchers in the Laboratory for Atmospheres at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, using data from three different Earth-observing satellite instruments.The research team's goal...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES-O, What -- Polar, What -- Moon, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15410
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
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Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2434
NASA Images
by Astronaut photograph was taken with a 35 mm film camera and is provided by the at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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“Telecommuting to work” just took on a whole new meaning. Your teacher (or your child’s teacher) could soon be giving lessons from 240 miles (386 km) above the Earth aboard the International Space Station as part of NASA’s new Educator Astronaut Program. Announced on January 21, 2003, by NASA Administrator Sean O’Keefe and Florida First Lady Columba Bush, this new program is designed to provide teachers and students around the world with an out-of-this-world learning experience....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- International Space Station (ISS), What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16341
NASA Images
by NASA JPL
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This radar image provides a high-tech view of Silicon Valley and shows the utility of radar data for mapping land use patterns. This image shows the San Jose metropolitan area in the Santa Clara Valley in central California. The Valley lies between the Santa Cruz Mountains to the southwest (left side of image) and the Diablo Range to the northeast (right side of image). The San Andreas fault is the linear feature along the left side of the image. Dark patches in the Diablo Range are sparsely...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, Where -- The...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1417
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by NASA JPL
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This spaceborne radar image shows patterns of agricultural development in the southwest coastal area of the Malaysian Peninsula. The city of Muar is at the center of the left edge of the image at the mouth of the Muar River (Sungai Muar). The city is about 150 km (93 miles) southeast of Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, and about the same distance northwest of Singapore. The coast at the left side of the image is on the Strait of Malacca, the narrow waterway separating Malaysia and the...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar, What -- AirSAR, What...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1427
NASA Images
by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli (land surface, shallow water, clouds). Enhancements by Robert Simmon (ocean color, compositing, 3D globes, animation). Data and technical support: MODIS Land Group; MODIS Science Data Support Team; MODIS Atmosphere Group; MODIS Ocean Group Additional data: USGS EROS Data Center (topography); USGS Terrestrial Remote Sensing Flagstaff Field Center (Antarctica); Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (city lights).
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This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date. Using a collection of satellite-based observations, scientists and visualizers stitched together months of observations of the land surface, oceans, sea ice, and clouds into a seamless, true-color mosaic of every square kilometer (.386 square mile) of our planet. These images are freely available to educators, scientists, museums, and the public. This record includes preview images and...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Polar, What -- Visible Light, What -- Defense Meteorological Satellite
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2430
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Brightly colored waters in the Black Sea give evidence of the growth of tiny marine plants called phytoplankton, which contain chlorophyll and other pigments that reflect light different ways, producing the colorful displays. The very bright blue waters could be an organism called a coccolithophores, which has a highly reflective calcium carbonate coating that appears bright blue (or sometimes white) in true-color (visible) imagery. However, other organisms, such as cyanobacteria can also...
Topic: Where -- Black Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3752
NASA Images
by NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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Resembling a work of modern art, variegated green crop circles cover what was once shortgrass prairie in southwestern Kansas. The most common crops in this region—Finney County—are corn, wheat, and sorghum. Each of these crops was at a different point of development when the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (&lt;a href="http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov/"&gt;ASTER&lt;/a&gt;) captured this image on June 24, 2001, accounting for the varying...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, Where -- Kansas
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17278
NASA Images
by Image courtesy NASA/JPL/Texas A&M/Cornell
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On May 19th, 2005, NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this stunning view of the Sun sinking below the rim of Gusev crater on Mars. This Panoramic Camera (Pancam) mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover’s 489th Martian day, or sol. Spirit was commanded to stay awake briefly after sending that sol’s data to the Mars Odyssey orbiter just before sunset. This small panorama of the western sky was obtained using Pancam’s 750-nanometer, 530-nanometer and...
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Topics: What -- Mars Exploration Rover (MER), What -- Spirit, What -- Sun, What -- Crater, What -- Mars,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17213
NASA Images
by Data: AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 star catalog; AVHRR and Seawifs texture: Reto Stockli; Visualization: Marit Jentoft-Nilsen
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Fully lit and fully dark (city lights) full disk image pair centered on theNorthPole. The images were made from a combination of AVHRR, NDVI, Seawifs, MODIS, NCEP, DMSP and Sky2000 catalog data. Sensor: No Satellite/Composite.
Topic: What -- DMSP
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1928
NASA Images
by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
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These data represent the elevation of the Earth's land surface in meters, relative to sea level. Positive values are height above sea level, negative values below sea level. The data are formatted as a single-channel 16-bit integer (two byte, long) signed raw binary file, with big-endian byte order and no header. Dimensions are 86400 columns (width, x) by 43200 lines (height, y).The coordinates of the upper-left hand corner of the first pixel is 180 degrees West, 90 degrees North. Grid spacing...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8391
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Ron Beck, Satellite Systems Branch
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Founded on seven hills along the banks of the Italy?s Tiber River, Rome has had a greater impact on the world than almost any other modern day city. Currently the capital of Italy, Rome holds about 2.7 million people and rests 12 miles inland from the Mediterranean Sea halfway down Italy?s west coast. In the above image, the city appears as a grayish mass. The Tiber River wends its way down the center of the image and through the heart of Rome before flowing into the Mediterranean. The...
Topics: What -- Mars, What -- Rhea, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Rome, Where -- Italy, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16270
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Hurricane Fabian poses an imminent threat to the tiny island of Bermuda, just visible outside the storm´s northern reaches in this &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt; Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image. At the time this image was taken on September 4, 2003, the storm packed sustained winds of 120 miles per hour with gusts up to 150 miles per hour making it a Category 3 storm on the Saffir-Simpson...
Topics: What -- Aqua, Where -- Bermuda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=5738
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This view of the Earth shows a wonderfully unique but physically impossible view of the southern hemisphere and Antarctica. While a spacecraft could find itself directly over the Earth's pole, roughly half of the image should be in darkness! This view was created by mosaicing together several images taken by Galileo over a 24 hour period and projecting them as they would be seen from above the pole. The continents of South America, Africa, and Australia are respectively seen at the middle left,...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, What -- Polar, Where -- Australia, Where -- Jet Propulsion...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=590
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This pair of true- and false-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer &lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) images from January 13, 2003, features the Mesopotamian Fertile Crescent in southern Iraq and Iran. The Fertile Crescent lies between the Euphrates and the Tigris Rivers. At the top of The Persian Gulf (bottom right), where Kuwait (west of the Gulf), Iraq, and Iran meet, the two rivers join before...
Topics: Where -- Iraq, Where -- Iran, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Kuwait
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4986
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by NASA PAO
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Terra launched at 1:57 p.m. EST on December 18, 1999 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. After reaching orbit, Terra successfully deployed the solar array, performed a solid state recorder dump and deployed its high gain antenna to enable communication with other satellites. Sensor: Terra/Terra.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18
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by Images by Greg Shirah, NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio
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Each spring the ozone layer over Antarctica nearly disappears, forming a “hole” over the entire continent. The hole is created by the interaction of some man-made chemicals—freon, for example—with Antarctica’s unique weather patterns and extremely cold temperatures. Ozone in the stratosphere absorbs ultraviolet radiation from the sun, thereby protecting living things. Since the ozone hole was discovered many of the chemicals that destroy ozone have been banned, but they will remain in...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Spectrometer, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1481
NASA Images
by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Through a veil of clouds, a long brown ash plume can still be seen coming from Mt. Etna on the island of Sicily. This image was captured by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) on the &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite on November 4, 2002. The erupting volcano is still hot enough to...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4252
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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The Ob River in Southern Siberia is running high after heavy rain and snow pushed it over its banks. Across the region, 18 people have died in the floods, and over 20,000 have been affected. As of April 21, 2004, the Ob River and the Tom River, a tributary of the Ob north of the region shown in this &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image pair, had inundated 2,800...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6789
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Massive wildfires were burning in eastern Russia along the Lena River (top and center) near the city of Yakutsk. The Central Siberian Plateau is shrouded by thick smoke in these images from the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS). This series of images begins on August 12, 2002. In the false-color images, vegetation is green, burned areas are reddish brown, and smoke is...
Topic: Where -- Russia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4174
NASA Images
by taken 22 October 2002, was provided by the Earth Sciences and Image Analysis Laboratory at Johnson Space Center. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA-JSC
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&lt;a HREF="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=ISS005&roll =E&frame=18035" target="outlink"&gt;high resolution image&lt;/a&gt; (1.1 MB JPEG)The red tile roofs and historic buildings of Cuba’s Old Havana appear distinctly in this high-resolution photograph &lt;a href="http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/newsletter/IssRemoteSensing/" target="outlink"&gt;taken by astronauts&lt;/a&gt; on board the...
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Havana, Where -- Cuba
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16321
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This color image of the Earth was obtained by the Galileo spacecraft on Dec. 11, 1990, when the spacecraft was about 1.5 million miles from the Earth. The color composite used images taken through the red, green and violet filters. India is near the top of the picture, and Australia is to the right of center. The white, sunlit continent of Antarctica is below. Picturesque weather fronts are visible in the South Pacific, lower right. This is a frame of the Galileo Earth spin movie, a 500-frame...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Galileo, Where -- Australia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=604
NASA Images
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Microscopic marine plants (called phytoplankton) contain chlorophyll, a green pigment they use during photosynthesis. Using satellite sensors, we can measure chlorophyll concentrations in oceans, lakes and seas to indicate the distribution and abundance of phytoplankton. Phytoplankton are the base of the marine food chain and, therefore, are a good indicator of the abundance of life in a body of water. (Data from SeaWiFS Project) Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 1/1/99. Data End...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=7379
NASA Images
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A massive solar flare erupted from the surface of the Sun at 9:51 UTC on October 28, 2003. The solar flare persisted for more than an hour, peaking at 11:10 UTC. Associated with the flare was an ejection of a billion tons or more of gas from the Sun’s tenuous outer atmosphere, or corona. Both the flare and the coronal mass ejection accelerated electrically charged particles to very high energies and hurled them at near the speed of light directly toward the Earth. It takes light roughly 8...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Earth, What -- SOHO, What -- Imager, What -- Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16618
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The swollen Limpopo River is visible in this SeaWiFS pass over the Mozambique coastline. Suspended sediments can be seen offshore 40 to 50 miles from the mouth of the river. Similar sediment plumes are visible emanating from the Save River and another farther north. Sensor: OrbView-2/SeaWiFS. Data Start Date: 3/2/00.
Topic: Where -- Mozambique
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=899
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This one-meter resolution satellite image of Bam, Iran was taken by &lt;a href="http://www.spaceimaging.com/" target="outlink"&gt;Space Imaging's&lt;/a&gt; IKONOS satellite on Dec. 27, 2003, just one day after a catastrophic earthquake struck the historic city. The image shows widespread destruction as a result of the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that leveled 70 percent of the buildings according to news reports.Clearly seen in this image is the 2,000-year-old...
Topics: Where -- Iran, Where -- Tehran
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19048
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Terra launched at 1:57 p.m. EST on December 18, 1999 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. After reaching orbit, Terra successfully deployed the solar array, performed a solid state recorder dump and deployed its high gain antenna to enable communication with other satellites. Sensor: Terra/Terra. Data Start Date: 12/18/99.
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=148
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Against the barren desert of northeastern Africa, the fertile valley of the Nile River runs northward through Egypt. In the higher-resolution images, the city of Cairo can be seen as a gray smudge right where the river widens into its broad fan-shaped delta. Other cities are dotted across the green landscape, giving it a speckled appearance. Where the Nile empties into the Mediterranean Sea (top) the waters are swirling with color, likely a mixture of sediment, organic matter, and possibly...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Cairo, Where -- Mediterranean Sea, Where -- Red Sea, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4927
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by Reto Stockli, NASA Earth Observatory
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This is the bathymetry data used in generating the Blue Marble Next Generation w/ Bathymetry imagery.There is a BIN file included, which is the raw format, and not an image. Reto Stockli has provided the following explanation of the format: .bin files in the BMNG file repository are made of 8bit unsigned binary files, structured as 3 Channels X 86400 columns X 43200 lines. No header data, no ASCII text data in these files. You read the files as a byte array with 3 dimensions: 3x86400x43200...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=8392
NASA Images
by NASA GSFC, MITI, ERSDAC, JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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This image of the city of Tokyo was acquired on March 22, 2000 by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) on NASA's Terra satellite. With its 14 spectral bands from the visible to the thermal infrared wavelength region, and its high spatial resolution of 15 to 90 meters (about 50 to 300 feet), ASTER will image the earth for the next 6 years to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet.This false color infrared image covers an area 60 km wide and 75 km...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
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This radar image shows three of the Society Islands located 220 kilometers (136 miles) northwest of Tahiti in French Polynesia in the south Pacific ocean. The twin islands in the center of the image, Raiatea (south, lower island) and Tahaa (north, the upper island) share a common lagoon fringed by a coral reef, which appears as the thin bright line surrounding both islands. Bora Bora, the island to the northwest (top of image) is also fringed by a coral reef. The deep bay on the eastern side of...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1421
NASA Images
by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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Typhoon Imbudo is shown draped over the Philippines in this true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) from the &lt;a HREF="http://aqua.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Aqua&lt;/a&gt; satellite on July 22, 2003. The storm was a Super Typhoon just yesterday (July 21) but it weakened a bit over land. The storm is moving west-northwest,...
Topics: Where -- Philippines, Where -- China
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18717
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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In the southern Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, a large fire has sprung up in the Sequoia National Forest about 12 miles north of the town of Kernville. According to reports from the U.S.D.A Forest Service, the McNalley fire started on the afternoon of July 21, 2002, and by Monday, July 22, had spread to more than 9,000 acres. The fire, which spread rapidly in response to erratic winds, is threatening 100 residences. This series of &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov"...
Topics: Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
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In the eastern United States, weather conditions have been conspiring with human activities to generate hazy skies across a broad area. Haze, or &lt;em&gt;particle pollution,&lt;/em&gt; has been lingering in the skies over the Mississippi River Valley, the Deep South, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Southeast off and on since June 20, 2005. The air over the region has frequently been stable and humid—atmospheric conditions that keep the tiny aerosol particles produced by our...
Topics: What -- Terra, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Gulf of Mexico,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17230
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired April 7, 2005, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the...
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Sudan’s capital city, Khartoum, translates as “Elephant’s Trunk.” The name describes the shape of the Nile where the Blue and the White Nile Rivers unite to form the single Nile River that flows northward into Egypt. This image shows the rivers near the end of the dry season.The White Nile (western branch) runs through Sudan from Uganda. The White Nile originates in equatorial regions, where rainfall occurs throughout the year; as a result, it runs at a nearly constant rate throughout...
Topics: Where -- Khartoum, Where -- Egypt, Where -- Sudan, Where -- Uganda
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17190
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by Astronaut photograph was acquired April 1, 2005 with a Kodak 760C digital camera with an 800 mm lens. The image is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group at the Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be...
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Palm Island is a resort under construction on reclaimed land silhouetted against the dark waters of Dubai’s Persian Gulf coast. Advertised as being “visible from the Moon,” this man-made, palm-shaped structure displays 17 huge fronds (leaves) framed by a 12-kilometer protective barrier. When completed, the resort will sport 2000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, cinemas, and other facilities.An earlier image, shot by astronauts with a handheld camera in 2003, shows the outline...
Topics: What -- Moon, Where -- Persian Gulf, Where -- Dubai, Where -- United Arab Emirates
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17267
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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On Tuesday the Zeyzoun dam in northern Syria ruptured and collapsed, killing 20 people and leaving thousands more homeless. This false-color image (right) taken on June 5, 2002, by the Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA?s &lt;a href="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite shows the extent of the flooding. Normally, there would be no water present in the center of the image (left,...
Topics: What -- SAGE, Where -- Syria, Where -- Damascus
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17810
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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Sandstorms that have been scouring southwestern Afghanistan since early June 2003 are being called the worst in living memory by residents of the area. The dust and sand have buried villages, filled waterways, destroyed crops and killed livestock. The storms are persisting longer than expected, creating a huge environmental problem for the residents of this region. Most of the windblown dust appears to be originating in the Sistan Basin, which is home to the Hamoun Wetlands straddling the...
Topics: Where -- Afghanistan, Where -- Iran, Where -- Pakistan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18878
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&lt;font size="-2" face="helvetica, arial, sans"&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href="http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/TornadicStormB_9Nov02.mov"&gt;GOES-12 Animation&lt;/a&gt; (2.7 MB)&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/font&gt;On October 9, 2001, the Storm Prediction Center issued a "Moderate Risk" warning for severe storms to occur over portions of the Central and Southern Great Plains region of the United...
Topics: What -- GOES 12, Where -- United States of America, Where -- Colorado, Where -- Oklahoma, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2191
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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Iceland's icy exterior hides its steamy volcanic underpinnings. Running roughly northeast to southwest through the island country is the northern part of the vast Mid-Atlantic Ridge, the divergent boundary of the North American tectonic plate and the Eurasian plate. The two plates are diverging, essentially pulling Iceland apart, and often resulting in intense sub-glacial volcanic activity.One of Iceland's most active volcanic centers is locked beneath the 8300-km 2 Vatnajvkull Glacier in...
Topics: What -- Crater, Where -- Iceland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2424
NASA Images
by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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As can be seen in this true-color scene acquired on April 2, 2002, many fires dot the landscape across portions of Central America. This image spans from Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula across Guatemala and into El Salvador and Honduras.This image was acquired by the &lt;a href="http://modarch.gsfc.nasa.gov/"&gt;Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS), flying aboard NASA's &lt;a...
Topics: Where -- Guatemala, Where -- El Salvador, Where -- Salvador
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2539
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by Image courtesy Lawrence Ong, , NASA GSFC
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A number of severe thunder storms swept through the mid-Atlantic states on April 28, bringing high winds, hailstones, and heavy rains to many areas. The intense storms spawned at least two tornadoes, one of which was classified as an F4 twister. The powerful tornado touched down in southern Maryland and ripped through the town of La Plata, destroying most of the historic downtown. The twister—the strongest ever recorded to hit the state and perhaps the strongest ever recorded in the eastern...
Topics: What -- Imager, What -- EO 1, What -- Earth, What -- Landsat, Where -- Maryland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2698
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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With its largest wildfire on record (the Hayman Fire) still not fully contained, Colorado (right) continues to be plagued with other forest fires throughout the state, including the Missionary Ridge Fire north of Durango in the southwest, and the Spring Creek Fire several hundred miles to its north. In Utah (left), the Rattle Complex has burned more than 40,000 acres and a new fire has sprung up due west of the larger one. The Hayman Fire is about 90 percent contained, and has dropped below...
Topics: Where -- Colorado, Where -- Utah
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2969
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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This true-color &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) image from the &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/" target="outlink"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; satellite shows Greenland (east) and Baffin Island, Canada (west) on September 20, 2002. At top they are separated by Baffin Bay, and at bottom by Davis Strait.An interesting difference in the pattern...
Topics: Where -- Greenland, Where -- Baffin Bay, Where -- Canada, Where -- Davis Strait
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4351
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by NASA JPL
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This image of Houston, Texas, shows the amount of detail that is possible to obtain using spaceborne radar imaging. Images such as this -- obtained by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C/X-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SIR-C/X-SAR) flying aboard the space shuttle Endeavor last fall -- can become an effective tool for urban planners who map and monitor land use patterns in urban, agricultural and wetland areas. Central Houston appears pink and white in the upper portion of the image, outlined and...
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Earth, Where -- Texas,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=449
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This is a three-dimensional perspective view of Saline Valley, about 30 km (19 miles) east of the town of Independence, California created by combining two spaceborne radar images using a technique known as interferometry. Visualizations like this one are helpful to scientists because they clarify the relationships of the different types of surfaces detected by the radar and the shapes of the topographic features such as mountains and valleys. The view is looking southwest across Saline Valley....
Topics: What -- Spaceborne Imaging Radar, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Endeavour, What -- Earth,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=470
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by Images and animation by Robert Simmon, based on data aqcuired by the Landsat data is archived and distributed by the
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Although it is now the largest desert on Earth, during the last ice age the Sahara was a savannah with a climate similar to that of present-day Kenya and Tanzania. The annual rainfall was much greater than it is now, creating many rivers and lakes that are now hidden under shifting sands or exposed as barren salt flats. Over several hundred thousand years the rains also filled a series of vast underground aquifers. Modern African nations are now mining this &lt;i&gt;fossil...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Kenya, Where -- Tanzania, Where -- Egypt, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16012
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, NASA GSFC
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On December 12, 2002, a strong low-pressure system could be seen whirling away just south of Kamchatka Peninsula and the Aleutian Islands in the northwestern Pacific. The above true-color image of the low-pressure system was acquired by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov" target="outlink"&gt;Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer&lt;/a&gt; (MODIS) instrument, flying aboard NASA?s Terra spacecraft. The tip of the peninsula can be seen in the...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Earth
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18195
NASA Images
by Image by Robert Simmon, based on data from NASA/GSFC/MITI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan
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This image shows the Clear Creek fire in Idaho on the morning of August 30, 2000, as seen by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER), flying aboard NASA’s &lt;a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov/"&gt;Terra&lt;/a&gt; spacecraft. The United States Forest Service first detected the Clear Creek fire on July 10, 2000, and deployed a handful of firefighters and a helicopter to fight the fire. By the end of the day, the fire had consumed 12...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15552
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by Image Courtesy GOES Project Science Office
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The Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, is the region that circles the Earth, near the equator, where the trade winds of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres come together. The intense sun and warm water of the equator heats the air in the ITCZ, raising its humidity and causing it to rise. As the air rises it cools, releasing the accumulated moisture in an almost perpetual series of thunderstorms.Variation in the location of the ITCZ drastically affects rainfall in many equatorial...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Sun, What -- Environmental Satellite, What -- GOES 11
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15462
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by Images courtesy Laura Rocchio,
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full size &lt;a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/Hawaii_321pan.jpg"&gt;true-color image&lt;/a&gt; (12.7 MB) &lt;br/&gt;full size &lt;a href="/Newsroom/NewImages/Images/Hawaii_675.jpg"&gt;false-color image&lt;/a&gt; (3.3 MB)On January 3, 1983, the earth opened near the eastern shore of the Big Island of Hawai'i and a 7-km-long curtain of fire sprang up from the ground in the heart of a pristine, emerald rainforest. Mount Kilauea Volcano...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Hawaii, Where -- Pacific Ocean
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15783
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by Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, at NASA GSFC
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The Wolf Fire, west of Los Angeles and about 10 miles northwest of the town of Ojai, California, started on June 1, 2002. By Wednesday morning, June 5, the fire, which is burning in steep, rugged terrain, covered in chaparral, pinion pine, and grass, had spread to over 8,000 acres. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This image of the fire (red outline) and the heavy smoke being produced were captured by the &lt;a HREF="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov"...
Topics: What -- High Resolution Imager, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California, Where -- San Jos?
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The Ganges River forms an extensive delta where it empties into the Bay of Bengal. The delta is largely covered with a swamp forest known as the Sunderbans, which is home to the Royal Bengal Tiger. It is also home to most of Bangladesh, one of the world’s most densely populated countries. Roughly 120 million people live on the Ganges Delta under threat of repeated catastrophic floods due to heavy runoff of meltwater from the Himalayas, and due to the intense rainfall during the monsoon...
Topics: Where -- Bay of Bengal, Where -- Bangladesh
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16105
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by Caption by Vicki Hyde, managing editor of the . Image by Jesse Allen, based on data provided by the Science Team.
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Christchurch City (population 320,000) sits at the base of the long arc of Pegasus Bay, bounded to the north by the Waimakariri River and to the south by the old crater complex of the Port Hills and Banks Peninsula.The heavily braided rivers of the South Island of New Zealand bring greywacke rock from the Southern Alps to the west, forming the huge alluvial pan (750,000 ha) of the Canterbury Plains. Braided rivers are rare worldwide, found elsewhere only in Alaska, Canada, and the Himalayas....
Topics: What -- Pegasus, What -- Crater, What -- Explorer, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Christchurch, Where...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16364
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by (Image by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC, based on Landsat Thematic Mapper data archived by the )
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The Sahara Desert covers most of the North African country of Algeria. Rainfall is scarce, and it comes and goes rapidly, flowing through channels called wadis. When dry, as they are in this true-color Landsat Thematic Mapper image from January 1, 1987, the wadis are revealed as pale tracings across the darker brown and gray shades of the desert landscape. In many cases, these wadis end in small pools which have no outlet. The water flows in from the wadis and gradually evaporates, leaving...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- Opportunity, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16214
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by Images courtesy Jacques Descloitres, , NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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According to Reuters news reports, on February 28, 2001, rescue teams went into action again in Mozambique to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people endangered by the flooded Zambeze River (also spelled "Zambezi" by some sources). In a repeat of last year's operations in Mozambique, South African search and rescue helicopters were called in to pluck people stranded by the rising river waters. Unfortunately, 52 people have died in this event and more than 85,000 are now homeless.This...
Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- Mozambique Channel, Where -- South Africa
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1645
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by Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
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A hint of snow may still be present in the southern Sierra Nevada Mountain in California, as seen by MODIS in this true-color image. Sensor: Terra/MODIS. Data Start Date: 6/10/01.
Topics: Where -- Nevada, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1968
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After over a decade of silence, Mount St. Helens has started to rumble. Following a week of threatening earthquakes, the volcano belched forth a plume of ash and steam on October 1, 2004. Hot rock pushed to the surface, vaporizing the mountain glaciers into steam. The earthquakes continued over the course of the following three days accompanied by another small steam eruption.On October 4, a second cloud of steam billowed from the mountain for about 40 minutes starting at 9:43 a.m., local time....
Topic: What -- Crater
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=19631
NASA Images
by NASA image courtesy the at NASA GSFC. The MODIS Rapid Response Team provides of this region.
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The same weather system that brought snow and ice to the American Midwest just after Thanksgiving 2005 also kicked up significant dust in western Texas and eastern Mexico. The winds associated with this cold front also fanned the flames of grass fires in the region, adding smoke to the mixture of aerosols.The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer &lt;a href="http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/"&gt;(MODIS)&lt;/a&gt; flying onboard the &lt;a...
Topics: Where -- Texas, Where -- New Mexico
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=20385