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Chantal becomes third tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Chantal is heading for the Caribbean and is moving through the Lesser Antilles Islands, south of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti this week. Tropical Storm Chantal is expected to turn northwest towards the Bahamas and off the coast of

July 09, 2013


Hurricane Erick weakened into tropical storm

Erick, the fourth hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, weakened into tropical storm on July 7, 2013. The circulation of Erick remains strong but the cyclone has lost most of its thunderstorm activity. Winds decreased to around 60 mph (95

July 08, 2013


Massive sunspot complex on southern hemisphere indicates a possible double peaked solar maximum

A massive array of sunspots AR1785 - 1787 has rotated over the Sun's southeastern limb and will position itself directly facing Earth in the coming days. This sunspot complex is one of the largest in Solar Cycle 24 and is located in southern

July 05, 2013


A new tropical cyclone forms south of Mexico

While Tropical Storm Dalila continues to weaken, a new tropical depression is getting better organized south of Mexico. The next tropical storm in the eastern Pacific will acquire the name "Erick." Satellite and microwave data indicate that the area

July 04, 2013


Dalila weakens into tropical storm again

Dalila reached hurricane status on July 2, 2013 but quickly weakened into tropical storm again. Although the storm is well off the southwest coast of Mexico and moving away from land it will continue to produce large surf and swells along portions of the central

July 04, 2013


Canada and US wildfire smoke crosses the Atlantic Ocean

Smoke lofted above the part of the atmosphere closest to the ground (the boundary layer), where topography has a significant impact on winds, is spreading farther than smoke that remains trapped near the surface.  Intense fires in Canada produced

July 04, 2013


Dalila strengthened to hurricane, moving away from southern Mexico coast

Tropical Storm Dalila strengthened to hurricane status on July 2, 2013. Dalila became the third hurricane of the 2013 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. The system should begin weakening in a day or so as it interacts with drier air and the developing

July 02, 2013


Severe Tropical Storm Rumbia heading toward south China

After moving through the Philippines, Tropical Storm Rumbia strengthened in South China Sea and is about to make landfall in south China, between Hong Kong and the Luichow Peninsula, somewhere between the Leizhou Bay and Yangjiang, early

July 02, 2013

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Earth and Saturn together in July photo-op

The NASA probe will capture imagery of of the ringed planet with Earth in its backdrop on July 19th, 2013. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created a public out reach program called 'Wave At Saturn' for the event and will compile a mosaic. Read more

July 01, 2013


Tropical Storm Dalila close to southern Mexican coast

System 96E in Eastern Pacific became a tropical depression late on June 29, 2013 and quickly grew into Tropical Storm Dalila early on June 30, 2013.  GOES Infrared satellite image and MIMIC Total precipitable water on June 30, 2013 (Credit:

June 30, 2013


Global 10-day Fire Map: June 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 June 20  - June 29, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during

June 30, 2013


July 2013 Night Sky - Planets and constellations guide

See when to see the planets, as well as constellations in the night sky and meteor showers, in July 2013 in this skywatching video guides. ​July Night Sky: See Planets & Constellations Morning Planets, Meteor Shower Grace  July 2013

June 29, 2013

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Extreme heat wave to hit US - expected temperatures above 48 °C

Interior US West will experience heat reaching dangerous levels, challenging records and elevating the wildfire threat. The developing pattern will take the heat to the extreme levels with record highs. Temperatures will soar above 120 °F (48.8

June 29, 2013


Strong G3 geomagnetic storm in progress (June 29, 2013)

As Earth passes through a new coronal hole high speed stream, backed by unidentified CME shock, a prolonged interval of south-pointing magnetism (southward Bz) is having a strong impact on Earth's geomagnetic field. On June 29, 2013 Planetary K-index

June 29, 2013


New tropical cyclone forming in Eastern Pacific

Shower activity associated with an area of low pressure centered about 500 miles SSW of Acapulco, Mexico has become better organized during June 28, 2013. Upper-level winds have become favorable for additional development and tropical depression could form during the

June 29, 2013


Tropical Storm Rumbia (Gorio) to make landfall in Philippines

Tropical depression that formed east of Philippines on June 27, 2013 became Tropical Storm 06W and was named Rumbia. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has given the tropical depression the name

June 28, 2013


Weak CME impact and filament channel eruption on the Sun

An interplanetary shock wave hit our planet's geomagnetic field on June 27, 2013 at approximately 14:20 UTC. Geomagnetic Sudden Impulse was registered at 14:40 UTC. The impact was relatively weak and has not caused a geomagnetic storming so far.

June 28, 2013


Global 10-day Fire Map: June 10 - 19, 2013

This 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 10 - June 19, 2013. Each colored dot indicates a location where MODIS detected at least one fire during the

June 28, 2013


Smoke plumes from North American wildfires over Spain

Massive wildfires in US and Canada produced smoke plumes that drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and reached Europe in late June 2013. MODIS satellite imagery shows smoke plumes hovering over Spain and the western Mediterranean Sea on June 26-27,

June 27, 2013


Timelapse of a supercell near Booker, Texas

After four years of searching for perfect supercell in the Central Plains, photographer Mike Olbinski from Arizona and his friend Andy Hoeland captured an amazing rotating supercell near Booker, Texas. Rotating clouds looking like

June 27, 2013


3D Earth animation

Rotating 3D-model of the Earth with highly exaggerated topography. Made with LightWave.  Credit: xbtghfrvntz Featured image: Youtube

June 26, 2013


Active volcanoes in the world: June 19 - June 25, 2013

This week, 4 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from June 19 – June 25, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

June 26, 2013

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Launch of IRIS solar mission rescheduled to June 27, 2013

The launch of NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) mission is being delayed to June 27, 2013 from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Live NASA Television launch coverage begins at 13:00 UTC (6 p.m. PDT).  Because of a

June 26, 2013


SDO - Comparing solar activity levels

SDO released one-month videos of comparin the Sun's activity from periods about 2.5 years apart, with remarkable increase in solar activity seen. The video from October, 2010  sets it next to video from May, 2013 in the SDO's 171 Angstrom wavelength

June 26, 2013

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Cosme became hurricane and weakened into tropical storm again

Cosme is the second hurricane of the 2013 Eastern Pacific season. During late May, Barbara became a hurricane just prior to making landfall near Puerto Arista, Mexico in the Gulf of Tehuantepec. On June 26, 2013, Hurricane Cosme was battering Clarion Island,

June 26, 2013


Early monsoon brings trouble to Uttarakhand state, India

Over the last few weeks torrential rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual.  Torrential downpours

June 25, 2013


Tropical Storm Cosme likely to become hurricane in the next 24 hours

Tropical Depression 3-E took shape on June 23, 2013 about 500 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico, in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and strengthened into Tropical Storm Cosme early ​on June 24, 2013. According to latest public advisory issued by US

June 25, 2013


M6.4 earthquake - northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge

Strong earthquake registered as M6.4 (USGS) occurred at northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 22:04 UTC on June 24, 2013. USGS registered depth of 10.0km (6.2 miles).The epicenter was located 1248 km (775 miles) ENE of Cayenne, French Guiana and 1 359 km (844 miles) NNE of Sal

June 25, 2013


Food MythBusters: Do we really need industrial agriculture to feed the world?

The biggest players in the food industry - from pesticide pushers to fertilizer makers to food processors and manufacturers - spend billions of dollars every year not selling food, but selling the idea that we need their products to feed the world. But, do we really

June 24, 2013


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us in the video that we’re a part of the Universe… each one of us an inexorably inseparable part of the big picture, a connection between past, present, and future in the most elemental sense possible. Tyson gives

June 24, 2013


Global food production isn’t increasing fast enough to support the world’s rapidly growing population

The world faces a looming and growing agricultural crisis. Our planet is experiencing rising demands for crop production by increasing human population, meat and dairy consumption from growing affluence, and biofuel consumption. New research by Deepak Ray and

June 24, 2013


Impulsive M2.9 solar flare erupted from eastern limb

Moderate M2.9 solar flare erupted at 20:56 UTC on June 23, 2013. The event started at 20:48 UTC and ended at 20:59 UTC. The flare originated from Active Region 1778 that just emerged at eastern limb. M2.9 solar flare recorded by SDO's EVE and GOES X-Ray

June 23, 2013


Solar wind stream buffers Earth magnetic field

Earth is currently inside a solar wind stream flowing in from the massive coronal hole on the Sun's northern hemisphere. Elevated solar wind speed (above 600 km/s) combined with a south tilting Bz component of Interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) is responsible

June 23, 2013


Two new areas of low pressure formed in East Pacific

Two new areas of low pressure are forming in the East Pacific. Both of these systems pose little if any threat to land as they continue to move westward away from the mainland.  Combined infrared image by GOES West (09:30 UTC, June 23, 2013) and GOES East

June 23, 2013


Increased seismic activity at Mount Shasta in northern California, US

Mount Shasta volcano showed signs of elevated seismicity since June 11, 2013. The volcano typically displays a relatively low rate of earthquake occurrence. Earthquake-Report connects the recent uptick in seismicity at Mount Shasta, the Greenville earthquake

June 23, 2013


Tropical Storm Bebinca weakens into depression in Gulf of Tonkin

Bebinca made its first landfalls as a tropical storm on the eastern part of Hainan Island in the South China Sea on June 22, 2013. The storm system weakened to a depression due the land interaction, but it's expected to move further to the west-northwest

June 22, 2013


Touring the ocean bottom - Visualization of our planet without water features

The ocean is the most prominent feature on Earth, and of immeasurable importance to life on the planet. But what would it look like if all of the water was drained out of it?  Though ships have mapped only a small portion of the ocean floor, satellites are used

June 22, 2013


Air pollution in Singapore reached record hazardous levels

The thick smog from large illegal slash-and-burn land clearance practices​ in Sumatra has been carried by prevailing winds blowing from the southwest, and has been affecting Singapore, Malaysia and surrounding areas since June 13, 2013, pushing

June 22, 2013


Supermoon followed by king tides

On June 23, 2013 the full moon will not only be the closest to Earth for the year, but it will also appear the biggest full moon for 2013. It will be 14% bigger and 30% brighter than other full Moons of 2013. It is also known as a supermoon and it will be

June 22, 2013


Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013