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Category 3 Hurricane Raymond impacts western Mexico

Low pressure System 96E developed quickly over the weekend of October 19 and 20 and by October 21 had grown into Hurricane Raymond. ​Hurricane Raymond, now a major Category 3 storm, continues to intensify in Eastern Pacific waters, just off the southwest

October 22, 2013


Typhoon Lekima aims northern Mariana Islands

Typhoon Lekima is developing east of Guam and west of Wake Island as the 28th tropical disturbance and the easternmost named tropical system in the 2013 Western Pacific season. Lekima is expected to stay away from major landmasses as it tracks west and then north west.

October 21, 2013


Antarctic ozone hole reaches maximum size for 2013

Each year for the past few decades during the Southern Hemisphere spring, chemical reactions involving chlorine and bromine cause ozone in the southern polar region to be destroyed rapidly and severely. This depleted region is known as the “ozone

October 21, 2013


Annual Orionid meteor shower peaks tonight

It's time for annual Orionid meteor shower. The Orionid meteor shower is associated with Comet Halley's debris which strike Earth's atmosphere usually in late October. With Eta Aquarids in early May, Orionids are one of two annual meteor

October 21, 2013


Outdoor air pollution a leading cause of cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), WHO's agency specialized for cancer, announced on October 16, 2013 that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). The world’s leading experts

October 18, 2013


Newly discovered fault line may have been source of M 7.2 Bohol earthquake

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) stated that a newly discovered fault may have been the source of the M 7.2 earthquake that rocked Central Visayas, Philippines on October 15, 2013. State seismologists said the earthquake's

October 18, 2013

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Typhoon Francisco spins in Northwestern Pacific, targets Japan next week

Typhoon Francisco continues to become better organized in Northwestern Pacific waters as it spins southwest of Guam. The system barely missed the island of Guam twice on its southwestern track before it changed direction to the northeast. Francisco has

October 17, 2013

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Rotating moon video by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team at Arizona State University assembled rotating moon video made from reflectance maps and digital terrain models created from data gathered by LRO’s wide-angle camera. This full 360-degree portrait of the Moon shows its surface as

October 17, 2013


Air pollution levels in Europe raise concern - 88% of city dwellers exposed to levels that breach UN standars

In its annual report on European air quality (Air quality in Europe - 2013 report) released on October 16, 2013, The European Environment Agency (EAA) raised concern over Particulate matter (PM), which is microscopic specks of dust and soot caused by

October 16, 2013


Deadly Typhoon Wipha slams Japan, including Fukushima nuclear site

Powerful counter-clockwise flow of moist, tropical air around the center of Wipha is meeting up with the cold front currently over Japan and undergoing the transition to an extratropical storm. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Wipha

October 16, 2013


Sunspot 1865 produced an impulsive M1.3 flare

Sunspot 1865 produced an impulsive M1.3 solar flare at 23:36 UTC on October 15, 2013. Due to the location of this region, solar plasma could be Earth-directed. This same sunspot already produced M 1.1 flare earlier in the day. Sunspot 1865 has a

October 16, 2013


Sunspot 1865 produced an M1.1 flare - possible Earth-directed CME

In last 24 hours solar activity has been at moderate levels with many C-class flares detected from sunspots 1865, 1861 and from new approaching region behind the east limb. Active Region 1865 produced an M1.1 flare at 09:00 UTC. There are clear dimming

October 15, 2013


Typhoon Wipha strengthened - approaching Honshu and greater Tokyo area

Japan is bracing for strong Typhoon Wipha's landfall somewhere around eastern Honshu, including the greater Tokyo area, which is home to more than 35 million people. Island nation can expect destructive winds in addition to life-threatening flooding and

October 15, 2013

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Massive M 7.2 earthquake hit Mindanao, Philippines

Extremely dangerous and deadly earthquake, registered as M 7.2 by PHIVOLCS (M 7.1 - USGS/EMSC), struck provinces in Central Visayas and some parts of Mindanao, Philippines on October 15, 2013 at 00:12 UTC. The epicenter was located 2km (1mile) NE

October 15, 2013


Typhoon Nari intensifies in South China Sea - on track toward Vietnam

Typhoon Nari is spinning over warm South China Sea after leaving Philippines. On October 11, 2013, Nari swept westward over the island of Luzon, Philippines bringing damaging winds, flooding rains and high waves to coastal areas. Three people are considered

October 12, 2013


New study reveals a risk of major terrestrial ecosystems shifts as temperatures increase

A new study by Sebastian Ostberg of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany and collaborators (Lucht/Schaphoff/Gerten) reveals that over 80% of the world's ice-free land is at risk of significant ecosystem transformation by

October 12, 2013


Strong M 6.3 earthquake struck Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Strong and deep earthquake registered as M 6.3 (USGS) struck near L'Esperanze Rock at Kermadec Islands archipelago, New Zealand at 21:24 UTC on October 11, 2013. The epicenter was located 87 km (54 miles) NNE of L'Esperanze Rock at coordinates 30.752°S

October 11, 2013


Typhoon Nari aims Vietnam after crossing Philippines

Typhoon Nari (Santi) crossed the island of Luzon, Philippines and is now spinning in South China Sea on its track to Vietnam where it is expected to make landfall early next week. Typhoon Nari has made landfall just south of Baler near Dingalan in Luzon,

October 11, 2013

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Comet ISON expected to survive close Sun encounter

New studies released at the American Astronomical Society’s 45th Annual Division for Planetary Sciences meeting in Denver, Colorado suggests that Comet ISON could make it through its close perihelion passage near the Sun. Researchers Matthew Knight

October 11, 2013


Tropical Storm Karen developed in Gulf Coast

Area of showers and thunderstorms across the southern and central Caribbean since last week developed into the Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico. This system is moving into the southern United States with gusty winds, heavy rain and rough

October 03, 2013


Typhoon Fitow threatens south Japan and eastern China

Tropical Storm Fitow reached typhoon status as it continues to track north towards the southern Japanese islands. Dry air inflow from a high pressure area to the west fed the system that now developed strong winds of 80 knots with gusts up to 100

October 03, 2013


Moon rotation video by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

This unique view of the moon has been created by using Wide Angle Camera (WAC) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). LRO is a robotic mission that set out to map the Moon's surface and, after a year of exploration, was extended with a unique set of

September 19, 2013


Tropical Storm Usagi about to become third typhoon of 2013 Western Pacific tropical season

On September 16, 2013 low pressure System 99W, located in Philippine Sea, strengthened into Tropical Depression 17W. The depression became Tropical Storm Usagi very late in the day. Usagi is now about to become third typhoon of the Western Pacific tropical

September 18, 2013


Newfound asteroid will fly between Earth and Moon on September 18, 2013

Only few days ago, astronomers from the Mount Lemmon Survey at the University of Arizona discovered a small space rock that will fly between Earth-Moon system. Small asteroid named 2013 RZ53 is about 3 meter (10 feet) wide and it will fly within

September 17, 2013


Strong M 6.0 earthquake near Andreanof Islands, Alaska

Earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred near Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 16:21 UTC on September 15, 2013. The epicenter was at the sea, located 83 km SSW of Atka, Aleutian Arc, Alaska at coordinates 51.540°N 174.794°W. The depth was

September 15, 2013


Tropical Storm Man-yi aims Japan

Tropical Storm Man-yi is spinning in west Pacific and it's forecast to slam Japan as Category 1 Typhoon in the next 24 hours. Widespread heavy rain is already battering south-east coast of Japan. A total of 100 to 200 mm (4 to 8 inches) of rain is forecast to

September 14, 2013


Mexico battered by two tropical storm systems from Pacific and Atlantic

Mexico prepares for impact of two strong tropical systems - one from Pacific and another from Atlantic. While Manuel is moving closer to Mexico's Pacific coast, bringing heavy rains; on Atlantic side, Ingrid is gaining more strength and is about to become hurricane

September 14, 2013


Tropical Storm Humberto to become first hurricane of 2013 Atlantic season

Tropical Storm Humberto could become a first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. It could also be the latest first hurricane in the season since the records began in early 60's. September usually brings 2-3 hurricanes.  Satellite image of

September 10, 2013


What is a sungrazing comet?

Sungrazing comets are a special class of comets that come very close to the Sun at their nearest approach, a point called perihelion. To be considered a sungrazer, a comet needs to get within about 850,000 miles from the sun at perihelion. Many come even closer, even

August 23, 2013


Red alert issued as Super Typhoon Utor made landfall in Philippines

Residents of the Philippines are on high alert as Super Typhoon Utor made a landfall near the Casapsapan Bay, over Isabela-Aurora. Utor's maximum sustained winds reached 130 knots (150mph/241 km/h) at 15:00 UTC on August 11, 2013 and the system

August 11, 2013


New burp event at Louisiana sinkhole

The new burp event at the Bayou Corne sinkhole was captured on video and released by Assumption Parish Police Jury on August 8, 2013. For more updates please visit Assumption Parish Police Jury blog. Featured image: Youtube

August 10, 2013


Worldwide fires from 2000-2013

Between 2000-2013, the MODIS instrument was able to monitor fires across the world.   Agricultural and prescribed fires are shown in dark red. More intense fires are shown in orange and the most intense are shown

August 09, 2013


Tropical Storm Utor developed in western North Pacific

Tropical Depression 11W formed in the western North Pacific Ocean on August 8, 2013 and by August 9, 2013 it became tropical storm and was named Utor (Labuyo). Tropical Storm Utor is now tracking toward Luzon, in the Northern Philippines. TS Utor IR

August 09, 2013


Hurricane Henriette moving away from Hawaii

Hurricane Henriette continues moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean as Category 1 hurricane. According to latest public advisory issued by US National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Hurricane Henriette was located about 1285 miles (2065 km) E of Hilo,

August 08, 2013


SDO Lunar transit (August 6, 2013)

For almost 1 1/2 hours the Moon made an appearance in NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory's view on August 6, 2013. The Moon itself looks much bigger than the Sun - as the Moon is many times closer to Earth (and to SDO) than the Sun

August 07, 2013

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Highlights of the Night Sky - August 2013

What to look for in the night sky during August 2013?! Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events. Evening Planets In the evening twilight, brilliant Venus makes a dazzling appearance over the western horizon. Catch it quickly before

August 02, 2013


New ash eruption at Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano at New Britain, PNG

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured smoke plume extending from Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano on Papua New Guinea on July 30, 2012 at 00:10 UTC. Rabaul volcano is one of the most active

July 31, 2013


Two new tropical cyclones developing in Eastern Pacific

While Tropical Storm Flossie moved into Central Pacific waters and crossed Hawaii bringing power outages and widespread flooding, new tropical disturbances are taking place in Eastern Pacific. Sufficiently warm waters, weak shear and a moist atmosphere

July 31, 2013


Saharan dust cloud travels across Atlantic

NOAA's satellites have detected a plume of dust moving off the coast of Africa. The Saharan Air Layer has a relatively constrained area of high concentration. This animation bellow, released by NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory, uses a recently enhanced

July 31, 2013

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10-day Global Fire Map: July 20 - 29, 2013

The fire map bellow accumulates the locations of the fires detected by MODIS on board the Terra and Aqua satellites over a 10-day period, from July 20  - July 29, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 30, 2013