At one point, the swirling cyclone in the animation of weather satellite images above was producing winds of hurricane strength.
A mosaic of images from NASA’s Terra satellite shows the entire Arctic region, centered on the North Pole (where the dark spot indicates missing data).
A true katydid clinging to my front door. (Photo: ©Tom Yulsman) In early September, I launched a new semi-regular feature here at ImaGeo, “Every Day Wonders,” with a photo of a blossoming thundercloud over unusually verdant fields here in Colorado.
INCREDIBLE photo from #LakeTahoe last night of the #KingFire pyrocumulus!(via Steve Ellsworth) pic.twitter.com/OipOYGAQbA — NWS Boise (@NWSBoise) September 18, 2014 No sooner had I hit ‘Publish’ on my earlier post than I found this mind boggling photograph of California’s King Fire.
The Suomi NPP satellite’s VIIRS instrument captured this view of California showing areas of burning and the smoke plume from the massive King Fire.
Towering, glacier-carved peaks loom over the sea in the Lofoten Islands near Svolvær, Norway in this iPhone photomosaic of four images captured on September 11, 2014.
The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite captured the visible and infrared images of Hurricane Odile that make up this animation.
The aurora borealis shimmers above the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, Norway on September 12, 2014. (Photo: ©Tom Yulsman) You may have heard about the massive flares and explosions that erupted from the sun this week.
The view from the M/S Lofoten on the journey from Bodø to Svolvaer in Norway, Sept. 8, 2014. Please click to enlarge.
A cumulus cloud blossoms over corn fields near Niwot, Colorado on August 31, 2014, as seen in this iPhone photo-mosaic.
Formerly a hurricane, Cristobal takes aim on Iceland in this image captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on Sunday, Aug.
If you’re as fascinated by the science of our planet as I am, you’ve probably seen all sorts of imagery of the world’s frozen places, including dramatic photos of summer meltwater coursing across the surface of the Greenland Ice Sheet.
My friend and colleague Andrew Revkin found this wonderful video on the National Weather Service New York Facebook page and posted it to DotEarth, his N.Y.
I often find myself transfixed when big, towering thunderheads boil up along Colorado’s Front Range, where I live.
Screenshot of an animation showing patterns of water vapor in the atmosphere. Magenta color indicates areas where clear, dry air penetrates lower in the atmosphere.
Hurricanes Iselle and Julio, as well as a disturbance that has just formed off Central America, are visible in this image captured by NASA’s Terra Satellite on Aug.
This animation comprises 101 images acquired by the Navigation Camera on the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft as it approached comet 67P/C-G.
A developing pyrocumulus cloud above the Oregon Gulch fire, part of the Beaver Complex fire. Photographed from an Oregon Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet by James Haseltine on July 31, 2014, at 8:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time.
The Rosetta space probe captured this image of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on August 4, 2014 from a distance of about 234 kilometers (145 miles).
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of Hurricane Iselle, to the left, and Tropical Storm Julio, to the right, on Monday, Aug.