The Suomi-NPP satellite captured this image of the Sheveluch volcano erupting on Nov. 12, 2019, which affected flights over an area spanning from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands into the North Pacific, according to the NWS Oakland Center Weather Service Unit.
The Suomi-NPP satellite captured this True Color image of the eastern coast of Australia on Nov. 12, 2019, showing the intense bushfires around New South Wales that have lasted for the past five days. The Bureau of Meteorology in Australia recorded a downturn in the weekend’s fire intensity due to a cold front that is moving between New South Wales (NSW) and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT).
On Oct. 2, 2019, the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite zoomed in on the Decker Fire, which began burning nine miles south of Salida, Colo. on Sept. 8, 2019. Caused by a lightning strike and fueled by dry conditions and gusty winds, the fire has grown significantly, charring more than 3,700 acres thus far.