Rare hybrid solar eclipse shades Africa

Rare hybrid solar eclipse shades Africa

The last eclipse of 2013 was an unusual one. Known as a hybrid eclipse, the Moon blocked just part of the Sun – an annular eclipse – at sunrise in the western Atlantic Ocean, and then moved into total eclipse along a long, narrow path crossing into

Jebel Zubair underwater eruption continues, Red Sea

Jebel Zubair underwater eruption continues, Red Sea

Underwater eruption of Jebel Zubair volcano continues with the production of a steam plume of variable size, not always easily identifiable on satellite images. A SO2 plume is also visible on satellite data drifting from the eruption site. 

This latest

Etna reclaims its status as one of most active volcanoes on Earth

Etna reclaims its status as one of most active volcanoes on Earth

With a series of paroxysms, Mount Etna has reclaimed its status as one of the most active volcanoes on Earth

After a 4 month respite, Sicily’s massive Etna Volcano is again showing signs of life. Beginning on September 3, 2013, the Osservatorio Etneo

Satellite image of new island created by M 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan

Satellite image of new island created by M 7.7 earthquake in Pakistan

On September 26, 2013, the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA’s Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured the image of new island created by major M 7.7 strike-slip earthquake that struck western Pakistan on September 24, 2013.

The

Global 10-day Fire Map: June 30 – July 9, 2013

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

First global map of vegetation from recently launched Proba-V

First global map of vegetation from recently launched Proba-V

The first global map of vegetation from the recently launched Proba-V has been unveiled, demonstrating that the new minisatellite is on track to continue a 15-year legacy of global vegetation monitoring from space.

Proba-V was designed to map land cover and

Canada and US wildfire smoke crosses the Atlantic Ocean

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

Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat

Largest flood recorded beneath Antarctica mapped by CryoSat

ESA’s CryoSat satellite has found a vast crater in Antarctica’s icy surface for which scientists believe was left behind when a lake lying under about 3 km of ice suddenly drained.

The study, published recently in Geophysical Research Letters,