It has been expected for awhile, and now it has finally happened: Two tropical systems in the Northeast Pacific spun around each other in a kind of cyclonic do-si-do — and then the bigger one ate most of the smaller one.
Actually, it's a sunspot group, and the active region it is tied too let loose an aurora-causing eruption of hot plasma I guess I just can't get enough of time-lapse animations.
On May 12, 2016, when Mars was 50 million miles from Earth, the Hubble Space Telescope turned its incredibly sharp eye toward the Red Planet.
With its vastly improved capabilities, the new satellite has the potential to save the lives of firefighters For decades, satellites have been helping fire managers identify and monitor blazes, based on their smoke plumes and the hot spots they create in infrared imagery.
The month of June by itself was third warmest in records dating back 138 years, according to NOAA The Earth has been cooling somewhat since the epic El Niño of 2015/2016.
While mission scientists were at it, they also produced a spectacular flyover of Charon, Pluto's largest moon The still images of Pluto sent home to Earth by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft in July of 2015 were remarkable enough.
As of Monday afternoon, winds of about 125 miles per hour continued to swirl within Hurricane Fernanda as it churned westward in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
It has been predicted for a long time, and now it has finally happened: One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has broken free of the Larsen C Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula.
During each of the past three years, something quite bizarre has happened in the central Arctic. No, global warming did not cause some Thing to rise up out of the ice and go on a rampage.
Meanwhile, 2,000 miles to the north, it's fire and ice — as seen by NASA's Terra satellite It's that time of year. Sixty-five wildfires — 20 of them new — are blazing in the United States across some 1,100 square miles of land.
It may have a humdrum name, but since Tropical Depression Four formed in the central Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday evening, it has certainly distinguished itself.
Under frigid winter conditions, the Arctic's floating lid of sea ice typically expands to a maximum extent in March. But thanks to human-caused global warming, that maximum seasonal spread of the ice has been shrinking over the years — and this past March it reached the lowest level ever observed for the month.
According to a new estimate, the impending iceberg could be the size of Delaware and extend more than 60 stories beneath the surface An ever-widening rift in an Antarctic ice shelf has grown from 70 miles long back in December 2016 to 124 miles long now.
It sure looks that way in this animation showing the Sun up close and personal. And there are two other 'holes' visible as well.
In blaming western wildfires on environmentalists and the Forest Service, politicians are ignoring science — and putting people at risk Thanks to hot, dry and windy conditions, new wildfires have exploded across the western United States in the last few days, forcing thousands of people to evacuate their homes and flee from encroaching flames.
With hot, dry and windy conditions continuing, the dangerous Brian Head fire is expected to grow significantly Super dry conditions and winds gusting to more than 40 miles per hour yesterday have fanned Utah's Brian Head wildfire, reportedly sending flames shooting 100 feet into the air.
Dora is the Western Hemisphere's 1st hurricane-strength storm of 2017 Click on the screenshot above and say hello to Dora, the first storm of 2017 in the Western Hemisphere to reach hurricane strength.
After a bit of an absence for vacation, and to finish work on a feature article on Arctic climate change and geopolitics for bioGraphic magazine, I'm back to blogging here at ImaGeo.
To find a month when the global average temperature over the land and oceans was below average, you have to go all the way back to December 1984, according to the latest monthly analysis from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
PLUS: a gallery of other compelling images from the mission I'm always looking for cool imagery to use here at ImaGeo, and today I stumbled on this photo.