NASA Earth Observatory
Staring Into Ian’s Eye
09/30/2022 11:08 AM
NASA scientists are studying the latest satellite imagery of the storm and analyzing the forces that made the storm so catastrophic.
Taking Stock of Edgy Parts of Greenland
09/29/2022 09:00 PM
Loss of ice at the periphery of the Greenland Ice Sheet was often discounted; recent research suggests it should not be.
Hurricane Ian Reaches Florida
09/28/2022 01:47 PM
After damaging parts of Cuba and leaving the country dark, more destruction was expected as the powerful hurricane reached Florida’s western coast.
Fuel for Ian, Cool from Fiona
09/27/2022 02:48 PM
Warm seas provide fuel for extreme storms, and can then be cooled by them.
Hurricane Ian Enters the Gulf of Mexico
09/27/2022 02:46 PM
After making landfall in Cuba, the category 3 storm entered the Gulf of Mexico and appeared headed toward the west coast of Florida.
Noru Strikes the Philippines
09/26/2022 02:35 PM
After making landfall in the Polillo Islands and Luzon, the storm strengthened again as it headed toward Vietnam.
09/26/2022 12:29 PM
Your challenge is to tell us the location of the satellite image and why it is interesting.
Carrizozo Malpaís Lava Flow
09/25/2022 09:00 PM
A decades-long eruption created this long strip of basalt in the desert in New Mexico.
Canada Braces for Fiona
09/23/2022 02:26 PM
After buffeting Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Bermuda, the hurricane appeared destined to be one of the strongest storms to ever reach the Canadian Maritimes.
Power Outages in Puerto Rico
09/22/2022 02:52 PM
Four days after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on the island, citizens were coping with widespread power losses.
Arctic Sea Ice Tied for 10th-Lowest on Record
09/22/2022 01:56 PM
The summer 2022 extent of Arctic sea ice continued the downward trend under way since the 1980s.
Autumn Transformation in Southern Norway
09/21/2022 09:00 PM
On the final day of summer, much of the region’s vegetation had already turned from green to autumnal brown and gold.
Home Reef Erupts
09/20/2022 12:50 PM
The underwater volcano has again created a small island.
Potent Storms Hit Puerto Rico, Japan
09/19/2022 02:31 PM
Fiona and Nanmadol dropped several feet of rain on the islands on opposite sides of the world.
The Inequitable Distribution of Urban Trees
09/18/2022 09:00 PM
A significant disparity in tree cover across urban neighborhoods leads to differences in temperatures and health outcomes.
New Zealand’s Mount Ruapehu
09/17/2022 09:00 PM
A lake at the summit of the volcano provides the main clues to what is happening below.
A Pair of Ancient Lakes
09/16/2022 09:00 PM
Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa are among the oldest on Earth, with unique traits that come with age.
Feeling the Heat in the Extremes
09/15/2022 09:00 PM
New climate research shows where to expect hot and humid heat waves in the United States in the coming decades.
Typhoon Muifa Lands Near Shanghai
09/14/2022 02:42 PM
The category 2 storm came ashore near China’s largest metropolitan area and several of the world’s major shipping ports.
Smoke Blankets the Amazon
09/12/2022 02:54 PM
The southern Amazon has become a hotspot of fire activity as roads, cattle, crops, and people replace the rainforest.
Western Smoke Rides the Winds
09/12/2022 02:08 PM
Smoke from fires in Washington and Oregon blanketed Puget Sound and wafted out over the Pacific Ocean.
Sunglint Around Milos and Antimilos
09/11/2022 09:00 PM
The play of sunlight on the water surface illuminates water phenomena around some Greek islands.
Smoky Fires Rage in the Northwest
09/09/2022 02:52 PM
Though summer is approaching its calendar end, the scorching weather of the 2022 season has left many forests primed to burn.