The Ouarkziz Impact Crater was formed by a meteor impact less than 70 million years ago, during the late Cretaceous Period of the Mesozoic Era, or “Age of Dinosaurs.” Is located in northwestern Algeria, close to the border with Morocco.
A spring bloom of phytoplankton was captured in this SPOT-5 image off of Ireland’s northwest coast, North Atlantic Ocean. In lower-right, we can see part of County Mayo’s coast – which appears pink in the false-colour image. Credits: CNES/Spot Image/ESA
The partially broken sea ice pack in Greenland ice cap, below NASA’s ER-2 can be clearly seen through the pilot’s cockpit viewing sight during one of the MABEL laser altimeter validation flights. Image Credit: NASA
Sunny skies and westerly winds prevailed over the Antarctic Peninsula on April 24, 2012. Cloudy weather had just moved out, and temperatures rose well above freezing as the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite passed overhead and captured a natural-color image acquired April 24, 2012(top). NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen
In this picture we see all four towers of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge being struck by lightning. “This shot has been on my list since moving to San Francisco. Unfortunately, I’ve only seen lightning 3 times in the 2 years I’ve lived here. Tonight, I got lightning in 3 separate 20 second exposures. This is a single exposure.” Photographer Phil Mcgrew