February 20, 2012
Four months after it began, the underwater volcanic eruption off El Hierro Island persists. This natural-color satellite image, collected on February 10, 2012, shows the site of the eruption, near the fishing village of La Restinga, Canary Islands.
January 19, 2012
This is the cruise ship Costa Concordia viewed from Satellite. The $570m luxury cruise ship ran aground off the Tuscan coast at the Giglio island, Italy. Rescue and salvage attempts continue as 23 people are still missing. via gizmodo
September 3, 2011
The power of Hurricane Irene was clearly apparent to people in its path, but the extent of the damage may be easier to appreciate when seen from above.
August 28, 2011
NASA satellite image of Hurrican Irene captured on August 27, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (2:50 p.m. EDT) over the eastern United States. NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team
June 30, 2011
Such sheets of fire, such bursts of horrid thunder,
Such groans of roaring wind and rain, I never
Remember to have heard; man’s nature cannot carry
The affliction nor the fear … from Shakespeare’s Tragedy of King Lear
Record snowfall, killer tornadoes, devastating floods: There’s no doubt about it. Since Dec. 2010, the weather in the USA has been positively wild. But why?
May 18, 2011
Gullies slithering through sandbanks are seen in the Wadden Sea, near the Netherlands, in a 2006 satellite image. Photograph CNES/Spot Image/ESA
March 17, 2011
The image pair above features an astrophoto of a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Canes Venatici, taken through my 20-inch (50 cm) telescope, and a GOES satellite image of Hurricane Isabel.