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A portrait of global winds - GEOS-5

New visualization by NASA’s Goddard Earth Observing System Model (GEOS-5) shows global winds simulation using 10-kilometer resolution. Surface winds (0 to 40 meters/second) are shown in white and trace features including Atlantic and Pacific cyclones.

November 22, 2013


Comet ISON entered STEREO Ahead HI1 field of view

Comet ISON entered STEREO Ahead HI1 field of view. First image was taken at 21:34 UTC on November 20, 2013. Both STEREO spacecraft will have a view of the comet in the COR1 and COR2 coronagraphs in the hours around closest approach on November 28. You can examine

November 21, 2013


M1.2 solar flare erupted from Sunspot 1893 behind the western limb

A moderate M1.2 solar flare was detected around sunspot 1893 at 11:11 UTC on November 21, 2013. This active region is now located behind the west limb, so any subsequent coronal mass ejections (CMEs) would be too far west to impact Earth. This same region is

November 21, 2013


Subtropical Storm Melissa formed in Atlantic Ocean

Subtropical Storm Melissa, formed late November 18th about halfway between Africa and the Americas, will produce rough surf around Bermuda and parts of Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and the Islands of the Caribbean this week. The MODIS instrument

November 20, 2013


Major iceberg cracks off Pine Island Glacier, Antarctic

Between November 9 – 11, 2013, a large iceberg separated from the calving front of Pine Island Glacier in Antarctic. New satellite images now show that Iceberg B-31, estimated to be 35 by 20 km, is moving away from the

November 18, 2013


Unique cosmic coincidence - comets Encke and ISON to fly by Mercury

Comet Encke will fly by Mercury within 0.025 AU (3.74 million km) on November 18, 2013 and only a day later, Comet ISON will pass it at 0.24 AU. This is a unique cosmic coincidence and NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, which is orbiting the planet,

November 15, 2013


Typhoon Haiyan finally dissipated over southern China

Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in recorded history and the deadliest in Philippines history, continued on its path of destruction across northeastern Vietnam and southern China.  It made a

November 13, 2013

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Comet ISON developed double tail

Comet ISON is every day more and more closer to the Sun, and with every new day it reveals more new details. More astronomers report clearly visible double tail feature. Primary ion gas tail developed a dust tail companion so now Comet ISON is double tail

November 12, 2013


Rising threat of solar eruptions as new active regions rotate into Earth view

Four new active regions were numbered in the past two days - 1895, 1896, 1897 and old Sunspot 1875 which was just numbered as 1899. Sunspot 1897 already produced a few C-class flares and grew in size and complexity. This active region could produce strong flares in

November 12, 2013


Rare tropical cyclone hits Somalia, the deadliest in its history

Somalia experienced one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in its history. Tropical Cyclone 3A made landfall in north-eastern Somali region of Puntland on November 10–11, 2013. Tropical Cyclone 3A hit the Eyl, Beyla, Dangorayo and Hafun districts

November 11, 2013

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GOCE re-entered Earth's atmosphere and ended its journey in Atlantic Ocean

ESA’s GOCE, 1100 kg heavy, satellite has re-entered Earth’s atmosphere. The spacecraft fell at approximately 00:16 UTC on November 11, 2013 over the South Atlantic Ocean east of Tierra del Fuego, off the southernmost tip of the South

November 11, 2013

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Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan - the deadliest natural disaster in the Philippines

The most powerful typhoon to make landfall in recorded history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, slammed the Philippines on November 7/8, 2013, with powerful winds gusting up to 380 km/h (235 mph). Besides powerful winds, storm surges of up to 3 - 5 meters (10 - 17 feet) that...

November 10, 2013


Typhoon Haiyan to make landfall in Vietnam, new tropical threat for Philippines

After claiming more than 1 200 lives in Philippines, Haiyan is about to make landfall in Vietnam as a strong typhoon system. A wide spread area of Vietnam will likely see typhoon strength winds, heavy rainfall and the threat of storm surge. Landfall is

November 09, 2013


Comet ISON is inside the orbit of Earth

Comet ISON has almost completed its journey from the Oort Cloud to Sun's photosphere and is now inside the orbit of Earth. On November 28, 2013 Comet ISON will fly only 1 million kilometers (2.7 solar radii) above Sun's surface,

November 09, 2013


One of the strongest storms recorded on the planet slams Philippines

Powerful Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in the province of Eastern Visayas, Philippines late on November 7, 2013. Widespread torrential rain and destructive winds accompanied Haiyan through the central Philippines, leaving a trail of

November 08, 2013

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Super Typhoon Haiyan rages toward central Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Strengthening Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is posing a serious threat to the Philippines. Right now Haiyan is equal to an extremely powerful Category 5 hurricane in the Atlantic, spinning with powerful 333 km/h (207 mph) winds. Haiyan is now the strongest

November 07, 2013


Sunspot 1890 produced powerful X3.3 and three M-class solar flares

New active region 1890 produced yet another strong impulsive flare. Powerful X3.3 solar flare erupted at 22:12 UTC on November 5, 2013. This sunspot group already produced 2 M-class and dozens of C-class solar flares in the past two days. A Coronal Mass

November 05, 2013

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New active region 1890 produced impulsive M2.5 solar flare

After increased solar activity in second half of October, solar activity was down to minor and moderate levels for last couple of days. On November 3, 2013 new sunspot group AR 1890 emerged off the southeastern limb and produced a C9.9 flare at 16:28 UTC.  When

November 05, 2013


Another major eruption of Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano

Indonesian Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in September 2013 for the first time in three years and has been erupting intermittently ever since. The 2 475 m (8,120 ft) high volcano erupted violently again early Sunday, November 3, unleashing a

November 04, 2013

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Fireball meteor exploded 30 km above Sarajevo, Bosnia

Astronomic Society Sarajevo reported bright fireball bolid which entered the atmosphere with multiple explosions above Bosnian capital Sarajevo early on November 2, 2013. The body was recorded as magnitude -9 and was entering our atmosphere at speed of 20 km

November 03, 2013


More flaring activity from central region of the Sun

Moderate M1.6 solar flare erupted from Sunspot 1884 at 22:21 on November 2, 2013. Active Region 1884 is now located at the center of the visible solar disk and any strong eruptions can generate Earth-directed plasma cloud. Few hours later, at 05:22 UTC on

November 02, 2013

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M 6.4 earthquake occurred near Neiafu, Tonga

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.4 (USGS) occurred off Neiafu, Tonga at 18:53 UTC on November 2, 2013. The epicenter was located 152 km (94 miles) ESE of Neiafu, Tonga and 596 km (370 miles) S of Apia, Samoa at coordinates 19.157°S 172.642°W.

November 02, 2013


New flyover video of Red planet's surface

New compilation video from images taken by ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft was released online on October 28, 2013. This video is compiled from images of nearly 12 500 orbits by the Mars Express, gathered from June 2003 by the High Resolution Stereo

November 02, 2013

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Strong M 6.6 earthquake offshore Coquimbo, Chile

Very strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.6 (USGS, PTWC) at depth of 10.7 km (6.6 miles) occurred offshore Coquimbo, Chile at 23:03 UTC on October 31, 2013. The epicenter was located 54 km (34 miles) SW of Coquimbo and 363 km (226 miles)

October 31, 2013


Moderate M1.9 solar flare erupted off the southwest limb

Moderate M1.9 solar flare erupted from the vicinity of departuring regions 1879 and 1877 at the southwest limb. This latest event erupted at 13:51 UTC on October 31, 2013. Solar activity was relatively calm in the past 24 hours compared to strong

October 31, 2013


Rare hybrid solar eclipse event on November 3, 2013

Annular total solar eclipse will sweep over the Atlantic Ocean and the middle of Africa on November 3, 2013. The eclipse will be total only along a narrow path over the Atlantic Ocean and equatorial Africa from Gabon to Somalia. Most of Africa, the

October 31, 2013


Outbursting Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) shows jet-like structures in comet's expanding atmosphere

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) is experiencing powerful outburst, brightening more than 100 times than two weeks ago. This comet is now located in the constellation Coma Berenices, almost 450 million km from Earth, and it is still a relatively easy target for

October 30, 2013


Tropical Storm Krosa (Vinta) formed in Philippine Sea

Tropical Depression 29W organized and strengthened into Tropical Storm Krosa (Vinta) in the Philippine Sea late on October 29, 2013. The system will affect the northernmost parts of Luzon, Philippines and move into the South China Sea after. According to latest

October 30, 2013

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M 6.2 earthquake struck offshore Maule, Chile

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.2 (USGS, EMSC) occurred at 02:51 UTC on October 30, 2013. The epicenter was located 9 km (6 miles) SSE of Constitucion and 268 km (167 miles) SW of Santiago, Chile at coordinates 35.413°S

October 30, 2013


M 6.0 earthquake struck Balleny Islands region, Antarctica

Earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred near uninhabited Balleny Islands in the Southern Ocean at 10:37 UTC on October 29, 2013. Epicenter was recorded at depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The coordinates of the epicenter are 61.694&d

October 29, 2013


Unsettled geomagnetic conditions expected as solar activity picks up

From the start of October, Sun erupted 28 M-class and 3 X-class solar flares, sending the material into the space. Solar activity is still raising with major X1.0 flare on October 28, 2013 and four moderate M-class flares. While our geomagnetic field is

October 29, 2013


First tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season forms

The first tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season lasted about one day. Tropical Cyclone 01S formed on October 27, 2013, about 570 nautical miles northeast of Port Louis, Mauritus. It was moving to the west-southwest at 7 knots (13 km/h, 8 mph). Maximum...

October 29, 2013


Emerging Sunspot 1882 produced an M 2.9 solar flare

New sunspot emerging from the southeastern limb, numbered as AR 1882, announced itself with moderate M 2.9 flare at 03:02 UTC on October 25, 2013. The event started at 02:55 UTC, peaked at 03:02 UTC and ended at 03:17 UTC. A Type II and IV radio emissions were

October 25, 2013

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M 6.0 earthquake struck southwest of Tonga

Strong M 6.0 earthquake (EMSC) occurred near Tonga at 20:32 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located 268 km SW of Nuku'alofa, Tonga and 675 km SE of Suva, Fiji at depth of 60 km. The epicenter was located at coordinates 22.502°S 176.512°W.

October 24, 2013

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Strong M 6.7 earthquake struck east of South Sandwich Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS) occurred east of South Sandwich Islands in southwestern Atlantic Ocean at 19:25 UTC on October 24, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 58.208°S 12.950°W at depth of 26.1km (16.2miles). EMSC

October 24, 2013


Air pollution in northeastern China reached hazardous levels

A cold front has sent temperatures plummeting in most northeastern Chinese provinces, causing fog and haze to linger across the region. Agricultural fires in the region in the fall,  following the harvest, also influenced levels of smog. Since

October 24, 2013


Supertyphoon Lekima and Typhoon Francisco approaching Japan

Typhoon Francisco is battering Minamidaito Island in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. The system is forecast to make a sharp northeastward turn over the next few days and skirt the eastern seaboard of mainland Japan. Francisco has maximum sustained winds of 65

October 24, 2013


Increased solar activity continues with multiple M-class solar flares

Only 3 hours after impulsive M 2.7 solar flare, Active Region 1875 erupted multiple solar flares registered as M 1.4 at 23:33 UTC on October 23, 2013 followed by M 3.1 at 00:08 UTC on October 24, 2013. This active region will probably continue with its high

October 24, 2013


Impulsive M 2.7 flare erupted from AR 1875

Impulsive and moderate solar flare registered as M 2.7 erupted from Active Region 1875. The event started at 20:41 UTC, peaked at 20:53 UTC and ended at 20:59 UTC on October 23, 2013. GOES X-Ray 1 minute flux plot with SDO's EVE (Credit:

October 23, 2013

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Sudden outburst of Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR)

Comet C/2012 X1 (LINEAR) suddenly brightened some 150 times than expected. Althoug it was predicted to be 14th magnitude, it is extremely bright as 8.5 magnitude now. Hidetaka Sato and Seiichi Yoshida measured it brightness on October 20, 2013 as magnitude 8,5. Ernesto

October 22, 2013