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Tropical Storm Flossie crossing Hawaii Islands

Tropical Storm Flossie weakens as it approaches Maui County and The Big Island, entering the cooler waters surrounding Hawaii. Satellite loops suggest a rapid weakening trend with the low level center pulling away from the small area of convection southeast of the

July 29, 2013


2013 July solar prominences

This movie provides an overview of nine great solar prominences that were visible in July 2013.   Credit: Jan Janssens Featured image: Solar prominence on July 25, 2013 captured by SDO's AIA 304 (Courtesy of NASA/SDO and the AIA, EVE, and HMI

July 28, 2013


2013 Delta Aquarid meteor shower to peak on July 30

The Delta Aquariids are another strong shower best seen from the southern tropics. North of the equator the radiant is located lower in the southern sky and therefore rates are less than seen from further south. These meteors produce good rates for a week centered on

July 28, 2013


New activity at Ketoi volcano on central Kuril Islands, Russia

Sakhalin Volcanic Eruption Response Team (SVERT) raised the alert level to yellow after a weak thermal anomaly has been detected on satellite data at the summit of the volcano. No other details about possible activity are currently known cause the volcano is currently

July 27, 2013


Environmental disaster in Canada - Primrose oilsands site in Alberta unable to stop oil leaking for over nine weeks

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNR) operates the Primrose oilsands facility northeast of Edmonton where four ongoing underground oil blowouts have contaminated forest, muskeg and a lake and have already killed dozens animals. The sites are located in a remote

July 27, 2013

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Hundreds of thousands affected by drought in Namibia

Namibian government declared a state of emergency on May 17, 2013 due to prolonged dry season which resulted in widespread crop failure across the country. About 780,000 people (approximately one third of Namibia’s entire population) are now classified as

July 27, 2013


Military sonars change feeding behavior in whales

New studies show that military sonar can change the behavior of whales, causing them to avoid their usual feeding spots. Whales and other marine mammals rely on their hearing for orientation and communication. Manmade sound waves can drown out the noises

July 27, 2013


Living with Fire: The Southern California Wildfire Risk Project

Southern California's fire ecology is unlike that of anywhere else in the United States. Fire control strategies developed for mountain forests don't have the same results here. So can science help uncover new answers to help those communities manage and

July 27, 2013


Tropical Storm Flossie heading toward Hawaii

Tropical system developed on July 25, 2013 in East Pacific gained more strength on its track toward Hawaii. Tropical Storm Flossie is now tracking west-northwestward towards the Hawaii and should reach the islands coast by the next two or three days. The

July 27, 2013


Tropical Storm Dorian weakens while rapidly moving westward

Tropical disturbance in the middle of Atlantic ocean became fourth named storm of 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and was named Dorian. Under the influence of westerly shear and drier air, Tropical Storm Dorian became disorganized and it is expected

July 27, 2013

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M6.2 earthquake struck near Bristol Island, South Sandwich Islands

A 10-km (6.2 miles) deep earthquake registered as M6.2 (USGS, GEOFON) struck near the South Sandwich Islands at 21:32 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 57.789°S 23.959°W or about 203km (126 miles) NE of Bristol Island, South...

July 26, 2013

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M 6.1 earthquake hits Vanuatu

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 48 km (30 miles) ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu at 07:07 UTC on July 26, 2013. The epicenter was located at coordinates 15.360°S 167.586°E -  274km (170 miles) NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu and 615km (382mi) N

July 26, 2013


Tropical Storm Dorian formed in Atlantic

Tropical disturbance located southwest of the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic Ocean is the fourth named tropical system in 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. Tropical Storm Dorian is gaining more strength as it moves west-northwestward over the open tropical

July 25, 2013

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Comet ISON spews out dust and carbon dioxide-like gas

Spitzer Space Telescope observed Comet ISON for 24 hours period on June 13, 2013. Its processed imagery indicate that carbon dioxide and dust are spewing out of the comet at high rate. At the time, Comet ISON was about 312 million miles (502 million

July 25, 2013


Tropical wave west of Africa coast could develop into tropical storm

A tropical wave accompanied by a surface low pressure system (Invest 98L) east-southeast of the Cape Verde Islands, is moving north-northwestward and could developed into fourth tropical storm of 2013 Atlantic hurricane season. Thunderstorm activity has increased and

July 23, 2013


Large solar prominence on the northwest limb

A large prominence lifted off the northwest limb on July 21, 2013 and generated a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), directed to the north and away from Earth.    STEREO Ahead and STEREO Behind COR2 images show the prominence flaring on July 22, 2013

July 22, 2013

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Strong M 6.1 struck near Marion Island, Prince Edward Islands

Strong earthquake, registered as M 6.1 (USGS), occurred 244 km (152miles) WNW of Marion Island, at remote Prince Edward Islands on July 22, 2013 at 07:01 UTC. USGS registered M 6.1 at depth of 10 km, EMSC registered initially M 6.1 but

July 22, 2013


Extremely dangerous and deadly earthquake magnitude 6.0 struck Gansu, China

Strong and shallow M 6.0 earthquake occurred east of Chabu, Gansu, in central China on July 21, 2013 at 23:45 UTC. There are different reports about recorded magnitude - EMSC reported M 6.0, USGS M 5.9, GEOFON M 6.3 and China Earthquake Networks Center

July 22, 2013


10-day Global Fire Map: July 10 - 19, 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 10  - July 19, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 22, 2013


Latest depth measurement indicates the Louisiana sinkhole now more than 750 feet deep

John Boudreaux, director of the Assumption Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, has reported another depth survey has been completed in the center of the Louisiana sinkhole on July 20, 2013. Assumption Parish Police Jury released new

July 20, 2013

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Will Comet ISON slam into Earth?

Fear not! Comet ISON will not slam into Earth. Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) will make its closest approach to Earth on December 26, 2013 at a safe distance of 63 million km from Earth. Watch the video bellow by VideosFromSpace explaining some comet basics and some

July 20, 2013


Multiple views of solar activity - illustration

SOHO's latest "Picture of the week" edition released great graphic illustration of combination of Sun-observing spacecrafts coverage of solar events. From their positions near the Sun-Earth line, SDO and SOHO observed small CME on July 4, 2013. At

July 20, 2013


Waves recorded at Louisiana sinkhole which is now more than 500 feet (150 meters) deep

Lots of new activity at mysterious Louisiana sinkhole in Bayou Corne. Assumption Parish Police Jury blog reported abundant surface water movement and burp event in the center of the sinkhole starting early on July 19, 2013. Video bellow, released on the same

July 19, 2013


Heat wave across the U.S. about to end

The Northeast and Midwest US is enduring its fourth heat wave of the summer. It started over the Northeast and Midwest US a week ago and has broken a few records. High temperatures persist in parts of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. High

July 19, 2013


Million kilometers long coronal hole appeared in the sun's northern hemisphere

A vast coronal hole stretching more than a million kilometers across the sun's northern hemisphere is facing Earth. A stream of solar wind flowing from this coronal hole (NOAA CH 575) should reach Earth on July 19-20, 2013 so increased geomagnetic activity levels

July 19, 2013


Study reveals how dust inside faults may contribute to earthquakes

A new study looks at how powdery material inside faults may contribute to earthquakes. According to geologist Ze'ev Reches of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, US, the gradual buildup of stress in a fault as plates collide or slide past each other is

July 18, 2013


Tropical Storm Cimaron about to make landfall in southeastern China

Tropical Storm Cimaron (Isang) is about to make landfall over Shantou and Xiamen in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian. According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the center of Tropical Storm Cimaron was located approximately 152 nm

July 18, 2013


New tropical depression formed in northwest Pacific

New tropical depression (TD 08W) formed east of the Philippines on July 15/16, 2013. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), the center of Tropical Depression 08W was located approximately 182 nm northeastward of Manila,

July 16, 2013


Rare weather anomaly builds severe heatwave in northeastern United States

A very rare weather pattern anomaly is in place over the U.S. An upper level ridge is centered over the Ohio Valley and the closed upper level low pressure system over the Texas/Oklahoma border, trapping hot humid air from a strong subtropical ridge of high pressure

July 15, 2013


G1 geomagnetic storm in progress (July 15, 2013)

A minor geomagnetic storm is currently in progress due to slow-moving CME that erupted on July 9, 2013 and swept past Earth on July 13, 2013. The Bz component of the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) tipped sharply south late on July 14,

July 15, 2013


Unusual clockwise storm system moving across United States

An unusual low pressure system moving in backward direction is causing severe thunderstorms and rainfall in the dry areas in Oklahoma and Texas, US. What is highly unusual for this system is that it moves from east to west or clockwise. Weather

July 15, 2013


Soulik weakened into tropical storm after landfall in east China

Typhoon Soulik made its second landfall in southeast China. Soulik moved further inland to Jiangxi Province after landfall in southeast China's Fujian Province, bringing downpours and strong gales to the region. The National Meteorological Center (NMC)

July 14, 2013


Traveling sunspot group AR 1785 (July 3 - 11, 2013)

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) released video of Active Region 1785 - one of the largest sunspot groups this year, traveling across the Earth facing solar disk in period from July 3 - July 11, 2013. AR 1785 is now out of Earth view, moving onto

July 13, 2013


How epic solar winds make brilliant polar lights

Lesson by Michael Molina and animation by Franco Barroeta explains the phenomena known as polar lights. Source: EdTED Featured image: Polar light illustration (Credit: Franco

July 13, 2013


Typhoon Soulik made landfall in northern Taiwan, now moves toward mainland China

Typhoon Soulik made its first landfall in northern Taiwan with wind gusts reported to 113 knots (210 km/h). Heavy rainfall and strong winds continue to affect central and northern Taiwan. There was one reported death related with Typhoon Soulik's landfall in

July 13, 2013


Incoming CME to spark geomagnetic storming on July 13, 2013

We saw increased geomagnetic activity for past two days as Kp index reached K=5, G1 geomagnetic storming level, on July 10. A minor CME hit Earth's magnetic field on July 9, 2013 at approximately 20:30 UTC and peaked during the early hours of

July 12, 2013


Chantal weakened into a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Chantal in Caribbean has lost its tropical characteristics while approaching Haiti. However, Chantal brought heavy rainfall in Central Haiti and the central and south coastal Dominican Republic. The low pressure system extends northeastward from the...

July 12, 2013


Soulik to affect more than 25 million people in northern Taiwan as Category 2 typhoon

Powerful Typhoon Soulik is about to hit northern Taiwan with destructive winds, storm surge, flooding rain and mudslides. Winds higher than 105 knots (195 km/h) with gusts up to 130 knots (240 km/h) are expected during the landfall. Soulik is forecast to move very

July 12, 2013

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Global 10-day Fire Map: June 30 - July 9, 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 June 30  - July 9, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

July 10, 2013


Tropical Storm Chantal weakened as it started to impact Hispaniola

Tropical Storm Chantal is moving west-northwestward across the Caribbean. The system will impact Haiti and the Dominican Republic late on July 10, 2013. Chantal or its remnants will move between eastern Cuba and Jamaica overnight and emerge over the Florida

July 10, 2013