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Landsat 8 high resolution satellite imagery now available free of charge

NASA's Landsat 8 satellite operational control was transferred to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in a ceremony in Sioux Falls, US on May 30, 2013. The event marks the beginning of the extend satellite's mission of four-decade record of monitoring

June 01, 2013


Moderate G2 geomagnetic storm in progress (June 1, 2013)

G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storming has been observed as Earth remains under the influence of a slow-moving Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). This event was not associated with a significant M1.0 solar flare from May 31, 2013 and is likely the result of a disappearing

June 01, 2013


M1.0 solar flare erupted from AR 1760

Impressive M1.0 solar flare erupted at 20:00 UTC on May 31, 2013. Event started at 19:52 UTC and ended at 20:06 UTC. The source of eruption was Active Region 1760. This region is small but appears to have a large amount of shear in the central spot. M1.0 solar

May 31, 2013


Barbara dissipated after making landfall in southern Mexico as Category 1 hurricane

Tropical Storm Barbara weakened after landfall as Category 1 hurricane at southern Mexico coastline near Tonala in Chiapas State on May 29, 2013. Latest satellite images and surface observations indicate that Barbara no longer has a well-defined center

May 31, 2013


Approaching Asteroid 1998 QE2 has its own moon

On May 31, 2013 at 20:59 UTC, the 2.7 km wide Asteroid 1998 QE2 will make its closest approach to Earth at 5.8 million kilometers (3.6 million miles). This will be the closest it gets to Earth for at least the next two

May 30, 2013


Huge waterspout near Dubrovnik, Croatia

Cyclone Ferdo is battering Europe. Rain, thunder showers and temperature drop is affecting Adriatic Sea, as well as some waterspouts. Huge waterspout was seen over sea near city of Dubrovnik, Croatia.  Funnels and waterspouts are caused by unstable

May 30, 2013


WISE mission finds lost asteroid family members between Mars and Jupiter

Millions of infrared snapshots from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have led to a discovery of new and improved asteroid family members in the main belt between Mars and Jupiter. NEOWISE all-sky survey identified 28 new

May 30, 2013


Tropical Storm Barbara formed in Eastern Pacific, aims southern Mexico

The structure of low level pressure area (Invest 92E) in Eastern Pacific has improved dramatically since the last 12 hours. Infrared satellite images have even shown an eye-like feature during the past couple of hours and the system became Tropical Storm

May 29, 2013


New tropical disturbances formed in eastern Pacific

US National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported showers and thunderstorms associated with the area of low pressure centered about 200 miles south-southwest of the Gulf of Tehuantepec. The system is moving northward direction towards the coast of southern

May 28, 2013


US weather satellite GOES-13 fails few days before start of Atlantic hurricane season

GOES-13, an American weather satellite, which forms part of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) system, is currently non-operational due to an

May 27, 2013


Dust by Senegal River and Cap-Vert Peninsula, West Africa

Dust from the Sahara Desert blows westward off the coast of West Africa. The dust is thickest around the border between Mauritania and Senegal, with plumes visible just north of the Senegal River and the Cap-Vert peninsula, extending west from the main sandy areas of

May 26, 2013


Arctic amplification

Since the mid-20th Century, average global temperatures have warmed about 0.6°C (1.1°F), however, warming has not occurred equally everywhere. Temperatures have increased about twice as fast in the Arctic as in the mid-latitudes, a phenomenon known as

May 26, 2013

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NOAA predicts very active Atlantic hurricane season - 3 to 6 major hurricanes

June 1 marks the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season. On May 23, 2013 NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released its 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast, predicting an active season. NOAA classifies 12 of the 18 seasons since 1995 as above normal,

May 26, 2013

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Subsiding geomagnetic storm (May 25/26, 2013)

Geomagnetic storming, caused by May 22th M-class solar flare and its Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), is slowly subsiding. Plasma cloud reached our geomagnetic field on May 24, 2013. In the past 24 hours, Earth's magnetic field experienced three episodes of

May 25, 2013


Waterspout passes close to Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia

A waterspout was recorded near Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia on May 23, 2013. It caused minor damage to buildings in the area. Obninsk is located about 110 km southeast of Moscow. The nuclear power plant APS-1 Obninsk (Atomic Power Station 1

May 24, 2013


Seismic waves of deep M 8.3 temblor in Okhotsk Sea detected across US

The Sea of Okhotsk sits above a subduction zone, where the Pacific Plate dives beneath the North America Plate. Some scientists agree that there is also a microplate, a small tectonic plate, beneath the sea (Okhotsk and Amur microplates that are respectively part of

May 24, 2013


Geomagnetic storm in progress, subsiding solar radiation storm (May 24, 2013)

The geomagnetic storm associated with the May 22, 2013 solar flare (M5.0) and corresponding Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) is ongoing. G1 (Minor) geomagnetic storm conditions have occurred as a result. According to NOAA/SWPC, continued, low-level

May 24, 2013


May 25, 2013 - Millions worldwide to march against Monsanto and GMO

Hundreds of thousands of protesters and activists around the globe are about to take a stand against Monsanto and GMOs, trying to make our food suply safe and healthy. On May 25, 2013 people worldwide will gather to march against Monsanto and other GMO

May 24, 2013


Strong (S3) solar radiation storm in progress (May 23, 2013)

Solar radiation storm reached S3 (Strong) levels at approximately 03:00 UTC on May 23, 2013. Strong solar radiation storm is still in progress due an M5.0 solar flare originating in departing Sunspot 1745 on the Sun's western limb. The M-class

May 23, 2013

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Eruption of Pavlof volcano seen from space on May 18, 2013

Situated in the Aleutian Arc about 625 miles (1,000 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage, Alaska, Pavlof volcano began erupting on May 13, 2013 and Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) changed its volcanic alert level from Advisory to Watch and aviation color dode from

May 22, 2013

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M 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Kamchatka - earthquake swarm continues

Earthquake swarm continues at Kamchatka Peninsula. Strong M 6.0 earthquake occurred off coast of Kamchatka at 01:55:08 UTC on May 21, 2013. The epicenter was located in sea, 136 km (84 miles) ESE of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia at

May 21, 2013


Old Sunspot 1731 erupted with M1.7 solar flare - May 20, 2013

A moderate solar flare peaking at M1.7 was observed off the east limb around >Returning Sunspot 1731 located off the east limb produced moderate M1.7 solar flare at 05:25 UTC on May 20, 2013. Sunspot 1731 will begin to rotate back into view within the next 24

May 20, 2013


Major G2 geomagnetic storm conditions expected as CME sweeps past Earth

NOAA/SWPC reported passage of an interplanetary shock, recorded by ACE spacecraft. The CME-driven shock was first seen at 22:21 UTC on May 19, 2013, a bit later than forecasters had predicted. A Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse was recorded at 23:11 UTC. This

May 20, 2013


Natural disasters uprooted more than 32 million people in 2012

32,4 million people were forced to flee their homes last year due to natural disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes, according to a report released by Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre on May 13, 2013. According to the report, 98% of those

May 18, 2013


G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm in progress - May 18, 2013

G1 (Minor) Geomagnetic Storm conditions are now occurring due to the arrival of the CME from May 15, 2013. During G1 Geomagnetic Storm, weak power grid fluctuations can occur, minor impact on satellite operations is possible, aurora is commonly

May 18, 2013


Tropical Storm Alvin dissipated, new low pressure system is forming

Alvin had strengthened to a Tropical Storm on May 15, 2013 and now has weakened and is considered a Post-Tropical Cyclone. With the excessive wind shear and cooler water, the storm has dissipated into just a weak low pressure. According to Tropical Weather

May 18, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and fully dissipated

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen fully dissipated after weakening into tropical storm on May 16, 2013. Luckily, its impact was far less damaging than initially expected. Mahasen veered west of its predicted path after dumping heavy rains over bay of Bengal coastal

May 17, 2013


Landsat Data Continuity Mission: The Long Swath

The Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) reached its final altitude of 705 kilometers (438 miles) on April 12, 2013. One week later, the satellite’s natural-color imager scanned a swath of land 185-kilometers wide and 9,000 kilometers long (120 by

May 16, 2013


Tropical Storm Alvin marks the beginning of 2013 eastern Pacific hurricane season

May 15th marked the start of the 2013 Eastern Pacific hurricane season, and right from the start, the first tropical depression and subsequent tropical storm of the season has formed. Tropical Storm Alvin, off the coast of Mexico, is the first named

May 16, 2013


Mass evacuation in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B) is now centered several hundred miles south of Kolkata, India, and will impact areas from northeastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days. The system is about to enter  into an area of warm sea surface

May 15, 2013


Extensive glacial retreat observed in Mount Everest region

  A new study finds a decline in snow and ice on Mount Everest and the national park surrounding it. The scientists have been studying temperature and precipitation trends in the area and found that the Everest region has been warming while snowfall has

May 15, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen intensified in Bay of Bengal

The first tropical cyclone in the Northern Indian Ocean this season,Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B), is now centered to the northeast of Sri Lanka, or several miles south of Calcutta, India, and will impact areas from northeast India to Bangladesh and Myanmar, along the

May 14, 2013


Third major X-class solar flare in 24 hours - X3.2 on May 14, 2013

Solar activity increased rapidly in the past two days with three M-class and three major X-class solar events. The latest recorded is the strongest flare so far this year, recorded as X3.2 on May 14, 2013 at 01:17 UTC.  This event was associated with Type II and

May 14, 2013


Major eruption - Active region around east limb produced powerful X1.7 solar flare

A new active region behind east limb produced powerful X1.7 solar flare on May 13, 2013 at 02:15 UTC. This event was associated with strong R3 Radio Blackout Alert, Type II Radio Emission and 10 cm Radio Burst.  This was the strongest solar flare of

May 12, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen targets India, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (TC 01B) is getting better organized. Winds are predicted to increase to hurricane force as the system moves further northward into the Bay of Bengal. TC Mahasen is now located east-nort​heast of Sri Lanka and is expected to

May 12, 2013


M 6.5 earthquake struck near Neiafu, Tonga

Deep M 6.5 earthquake struck near neiafu, Tonga on May 11, 2013 at 20:46 UTC. The epicenter was 139km (86miles) NW of Neiafu, Tonga 153km (219miles) N of Nuku`alofa, Tonga and 576km (358miles) SW of Apia, Samoa,  at coordinates 17.944°S 175.075°W. The

May 11, 2013


Red alert for wind impact in Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone 01B developed in Bay of Bengal

​New tropical disturbance developed in Bay of Bengal and it's named Tropical Cyclone 01B. The current maximum wind speed is 157 km/h, equal to Category 2 storm. This tropical cyclone is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the storm strength

May 11, 2013

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World earthquakes visualization map 2012-2013

World Earthquakes Visualization Map shows  animation of earthquake activity from January 2012 until May 2013. Worldwide Earthquakes of 2012. All recorded earthquakes greater than magnitude 4.0 are shown for the full year, along with their depths and

May 10, 2013

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Impulsive M3.9 solar flare off the eastern limb

Moderate impulsive solar flare registered as M3.9  erupted from area off the eastern limb, around one of new active regions and old Sunspot 1726, which already produced strong C 9.1 flare few hours earlier. The event started at 00:44 UTC and peaked at 00:57 UTC on

May 10, 2013

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Large prominence eruption and strong C-class solar flare

Strong solar flare erupted on May 9, 2013 at 22:52 with peak at 23:15 UTC as C9.1 flare, just below M-class threshold. The event was centered around old returning Sunspot 1726. It will be on the visible solar disk in the next 24 hours when it will be designated as

May 10, 2013