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Severe weather and polar blast hit New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by the large low pressure system bringing destructive storms that have swept over the country in the last 24 hours, damaging houses, roads and seawalls, as well as closing dozens of schools and leaving thousands without power. Luckily, fierce

June 21, 2013


Tropical Storm Barry about to make landfall in Veracruz, Mexico

Tropical Depression Two has strengthened to Tropical Storm Barry over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on June 19, 2013. Barry is the second tropical storm of 2013 Atlantic hurricane season and it's about to make landfall in the state of Veracruz, Mexico. The

June 20, 2013


Green: Vegetation on planet Earth

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth's surface is a dynamic green. NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. Those resources highlight our ever-changing

June 20, 2013

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Massive tornado slammed Minglanilla, Cebu, Philippines

A massive tornado slammed the towns of Minglanilla and Talisay in Cebu, Philippines on June 17, 2013. Twister caused significant infrastructural damage and downing trees. The tornado originally started off as a waterspout before coming ashore and inflicting damage

June 19, 2013


Tropical Storm Leepi (Emong) moves toward Japan

Tropical depression east of Philippines gained more strength and became Tropical Storm Leepi (Emong) on June 18, 2013. After moving offshore of the Philippines, Tropical Storm Leepi is headed north towards Taiwan. It is forecast to continue northeast toward

June 19, 2013


Strong eruption with ash emissions at Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico

According to CENAPRED a strong eruption at 18:23 UTC on June 17, 2013 generated an ash column over 4 km in height over Mexican Popocatepetl volcano. Incandescent fragments were released up to 2 km from the crater, and because of their high temperature caused small

June 18, 2013


Second tropical depression of Atlantic season developed near the coast of Belize

A tropical disturbance moving from the western Caribbean toward southeastern Mexico became Tropical Depression Two near the coast of Belize on June 17, 2013. The clouds associated with the depression stretch much farther, from far western Cuba, to the eastern

June 18, 2013


New tropical depression developed east of Philippines

Low pressure system 91W became Tropical Depression Four (TD 04W) late on June 17, 2013 as it continues moving north and parallels the east coast of the Philippines. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) named the

June 17, 2013

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Steam plume observed at Gaua volcano, Vanuatu

Gaua, also known as Santa Maria Island, is part of the Vanuatu Archipelago, a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) in diameter, Gaua Island is actually the exposed upper cone and summit of

June 17, 2013


Malaysian cities shrouded by smoke haze from Indonesia

Haze from forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra shrouded Malaysia on June 16, 2013, causing "unhealthy" levels of pollution in six areas. The Air Pollutant Index (API) showed unhealthy levels of between 101 and 129 in several areas. In

June 17, 2013

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Another strong earthquake off coast of Crete, Greece

Strong earthquake registered as M 5.9 (EMSC) occurred off coast of Crete, Greece on June 16, 2013 at 21:39 UTC. The epicenter was located 71 km S of Pýrgos, Crete at coordinates 34.37 N ; 24.99 E. The epicenter was at depth of 12 km. EMSC

June 16, 2013


Farside eruption generated bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)

STEREO Ahead COR 2 recorded farside eruption that produced bright Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). A new active region transiting the farside will rotate into Earthside later this week.This CME was directed away from Earth and pose no danger to our

June 16, 2013


Cosmography of the Local Universe - a 3D video map of the known Universe

An international team of researchers has put together a brilliant 3D video map of the nearby universe out to a distance of 300 million light-years. This map shows our immediate intergalactic neighborhood through a series of dynamic rotated, panned and

June 16, 2013


New emerging sunspots raise chances of flares in the coming days

Solar activity is currently at very low levels. However, a group of new sunspots are emerging over the southeastern limb and the chance of flares is increasing with it. This new group is increasing the solar EUV flux absorbed in the Earth’s

June 16, 2013


Deep M 6.0 struck south of Kermadec Islands

Deep earthquake registered as M 6.0 (USGS) occurred south of Kermadec Islands on June 15, 2013 at 11:20:34 UTC. The epicenter was located 313km (194miles) SSW of L'Esperance Rock, New Zealand at coordinates 33.895°S

June 15, 2013


Mid-June East Coast low-end derecho satellite imagery by GOES-14

For the past week, forecast models showed unstable conditions that could lead to significant severe weather events. NOAA put the GOES-14 satellite in Super Rapid Scan Operations mode on June 12 and 13, 2013 to monitor the ongoing severe bow echo/low-end

June 15, 2013

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Dust over and around the Arabian Peninsula

Dust blows in the air over and around the Arabian Peninsula, covering the southern half of the Red Sea and part of the Persian Gulf, near Qatar, where a thicker dust plume blows northwest-southeast. The veil of dust also extends southward over the Gulf of Aden and

June 14, 2013


Very strong M 6.7 earthquake struck near Christmas Islands

Strong earthquake registered as M 6.7 (USGS/EMSC) struck near Christmas Islands, south of Java, Indonesia on June 13, 2013 at 16:47 UTC. The epicenter was located 170km (106miles) ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Islands and 313km (194miles)

June 13, 2013


Mid-Atlantic US hit by severe weather outbreak

A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West

June 13, 2013


Mysterious brown foam and fish deaths at Lake Mead, USA

Mysterious brown foam was found floating on the Lake Mead's surface on June 9/10, 2013. Park officials urged people to avoid the Overton Arm, after several dozen carp were found dead. Nevada Department of Wildlife is investigating the fish

June 13, 2013

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Yagi has weakened into a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Yagi lost its tropical characteristics. The system has weakened into a tropical depression and has slowed down in its northward movement south of Japan. Yagi no longer poses any direct threat to Japan. An upper-level low pressure area from the

June 12, 2013


Solar magnetism revealed by SDO

By combining different images of the Sun, taken almost at the same time on June 7, 2013, the underlying magnetic structure of the Sun and how it appears above the solar surface can be revealed. SDO engineers combined a magnetic image of the Sun, where darker and

June 12, 2013

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GOES-13 satellite reactivated after micrometeor hit

NOAA officially returned the GOES-13 spacecraft to normal operations at 15:45 UTC on June 10, 2013 after it spent two and a half weeks in safe mode. Tests showed that the arm for the solar array panel was likely hit by a micrometeoroid on May 22, 2013

June 11, 2013


Tropical Storm Yagi nears southern coast of Japan

Tropical Storm Yagi is moving northward towards the southern coast of Japan and that general motion is expected to continue for the next few days. The center of the early season Tropical Storm Yagi could approach and reach the coast between Tokyo and the

June 11, 2013


Tropical Storm Yagi (Dante) aims Japan

Tropical Storm Yagi is forecasted to dramatically weaken by mid-week. Impacts will not be widespread across Japan. Even the risk of flooding across Japan should remain limited and local but the threat will still be there as moisture onflow pushes across the Kinki and

June 10, 2013


Another Aleutian volcano erupts - Increasing seismic tremor and steam plume at Veniaminof volcano

AVO reported on June 8, 2013 that over the past two days, they have detected gradually increasing seismic tremor beneath Veniaminof volcano, Alaska. Similar seismic activity has been associated with ash emissions at Veniaminof in the past, most recently in

June 10, 2013


Shallow M 5.8 hit Northern Territory, Australia

Shallow earthquake registered as M 5.8 (USGS/EMSC) occurred in the desert region near Yulara at the border of South Australia and Northern Territory on June 9, 2013 at 14:22 UTC. The epicenter was located 316 km (196 miles) SW of Alice Springs, Australia

June 09, 2013


Tropical Depression Yagi formed east of Philippines

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Depression 03W (Yagi) is located approximately 548 nm south-southeastward of Kadena AB. The system is moving northeastward at 03 knots over the past six hours. TD 03w is currently

June 08, 2013


NASA's computer simulation shows track of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy pummeled the East Coast late in 2012’s Atlantic hurricane season, causing 159 deaths and $70 billion in damages. Days before landfall, forecasts of its trajectory were still being made. Some computer models showed that a trough in the jet stream

June 08, 2013


Moderate solar flare reaching M5.9 erupted from AR 1762

Moderate M5.9 solar flare erupted from decaying Actve Region 1762 at 22:49 UTC on June 7, 2013. The event started at 22:11 UTC and ended at 23:04 UTC. This eruption hurled Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) into space, but considering the location of eruption, the plasma

June 08, 2013


Tropical Storm Andrea tracked by GOES East satellite

NOAA's GOES East satellite has captured imagery of the storms development in Gulf of Mexico in period from June 4-6, 2013.    Source: VFS Featured image: Visible satellite image of TS Andrea by GOES East at 13:15 UTC on June 5,

June 07, 2013


Moderate geomagnetic storm in progress (June 7, 2013)

A moderate G2 Geomagnetic Storm (Kp=6) is currently in progress due the arrival of the fast flow from the low-latitude coronal hole at the northern hemisphere.​ Bz component of Interplanetary Magnetic Field (IMF) has been tipping sharply

June 07, 2013


Don't miss the Arietids - daylight meteor shower!

Thousands of meteors streak across the sky every year in early June. Sun above the horizon makes most of the shower activity invisible at it most intense period. These daylight meteors are called the Arietids. Arietid meteor shower is in fact one of the

June 07, 2013


What's up for June 2013?

The month begins with a gorgeous trio of planets: Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, low on the west-northwest horizon. As the month progresses, Jupiter slips into the sunset while Mercury and Venus rise higher in the sky.  Asteroid 1998 QE2, which safely passed by

June 07, 2013

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Tropical Storm Andrea formed in eastern Gulf of Mexico and heading toward Florida

The first tropical storm of 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is named Andrea. Low pressure System (91L) in the Gulf of Mexico became better organized and strengthened into tropical storm on June 5, 2013.  Andrea has been lingering in the northwestern

June 06, 2013


Monsoon rains arrive in India

While June 1st marked the first day of Atlantic hurricane season, it was also the day when an annual monsoon hit the southwest coast of India, bringing relief to hundreds of millions of farmers who rely on the seasonal precipitation, and also, some

June 04, 2013


NASA's HS3 mission may target Cape Verde Island hurricanes in 2013

The Atlantic hurricane season runs primarily from June 1 through November 30, peaking in mid-September. The Cape Verde Islands off the coast of western Africa are a region where a number of tropical cyclones form during the Atlantic hurricane season.

June 03, 2013


C9.5 solar flare erupted from Sunspot 1762, geomagnetic activity subsided

Nearly M-class solar flare was released from Active Region 1762 in the southern hemisphere. Strong C9.5 flare erupted at 07:25 UTC on June 3, 2013. The event started at 07:03, peaked at 07:25 UTC and ended at 07:42 UTC. GOES X-Ray flux shows C9.5 solar flare on

June 03, 2013


Geomagnetic storm still in progress (June 2, 2013)

The arrival of an interplanetary shock wave on May 31, 2013 caused geomagnetic storming that reached G2 (Moderate) geomagnetic storm levels on NOAA/SWPC storm scale during June 1, 2013. The solar wind speed remains elevated above 650 km/s. Currently, geomagnetic

June 02, 2013

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M 5.6 earthquake hit Philippines, landslides and new activity at Mayon volcano

According to latest bulletin by Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Mayon volcano’s seismic network recorded one rock fall related event during the past 24-hour observation period. Moderate emission of white steam plumes was observed,

June 02, 2013