Heat from the Woodbury Fire, located east of Phoenix, is shown in red in this June 18, 2019, false-color imagery captured by the Suomi-NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument.
Some 300,000 people living in low-lying areas of India’s Gujarat state were evacuated ahead of Tropical Cyclone Vayu, according to local media reports. In this Suomi-NPP view from June 13, 2019, you can see Vayu tracking toward the northwest coast of India.
While late March to early April is historically when the Bering Sea reaches its maximum ice extent, these two images from NOAA’s polar orbiting satellites show the stark contrast between what we’ve typically seen in the region versus what could soon be considered the new “normal.”
Tropical Cyclone Trevor, seen here by the Suomi-NPP polar orbiting satellite on March 18, 2019, continues to intensify in the Coral Sea. The Category 2 Tropical Cyclone, which is equivalent to a strong tropical storm using the U.S. wind scale terminology, could reach Category 3 strength (equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane) before making landfall over the Cape York Peninsula, located in northern Queensland, Australia.
It may still be winter, but in western and central Europe, February is ending on an unusually warm and springlike note. A strong high pressure system parked over the continent has caused temperatures to soar, setting new winter temperature records from England to Sweden.
The polar-orbiting NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite’s day-night band captured this stunning moonlit view of the Northeast on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at 2:05 a.m. ET. Under the glow of the nearly full moon, the clouds and landscape appear especially bright.