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06/24/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
#Eclipse2017 will be visible – weather permitting – across all of North America. The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting two to three hours. Halfway through, anyone within a 60- to 70 mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina will experience a total eclipse. During those brief moments when the moon completely blocks the sun’s bright face for 2+ minutes, day will turn...
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06/23/2017 at 15:06. Facebook
Heat Broils the American Southwest

Hot temperatures are a fact of life in the American Southwest, but the sweltering heat that baked the region in mid-June was anything but routine.

With a large ridge of high pressure lingering over the region, sweltering temperatures neared and, in some cases, surpassed heat records. Power companies faced record demand for electricity. Dozens of flights...
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Heat Broils the American Southwest Hot temperatures are a fact of life

Heat Broils the American Southwest : Image of the Day

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Brian Leslie
Ron Kiser
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06/23/2017 at 02:14. Facebook
Smoke and Fire on Bathurst Island

Fire is commonly used as tool for land management and hunting by people living on the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory of Australia. Roughly one-third of the savanna woodlands on these islands burn each year.

On June 19, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of smoke streaming from...
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Smoke and Fire on Bathurst Island Fire is commonly used as tool
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Zaki Gut
Gabriele Scheler
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06/22/2017 at 23:16. Facebook
The global IMERG precipitation dataset provides rainfall rates every 30 minutes. Here's seven days of rain across the globe. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
Nancy French
Robbie Dupre
Graham Floyd
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NASA Earth
06/22/2017 at 15:18. Facebook
The Glow of the Indus River Basin

Like the Nile River Valley, the Indus River Basin in Pakistan is an ancient seat of civilization. People have lived and farmed in the river’s fertile floodplain for millennia, in spite of the arid conditions that make it difficult to grow food in the rest of the region.

In modern times, the sinuous shape of the Indus River emerges even in nighttime satellite...
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The Glow of the Indus River Basin Like the Nile River Valley
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Vansh Thakur
Michael Thomas Stewart
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NASA Earth
06/21/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf Coast

As Tropical Storm Cindy tracks northwest through the Gulf of Mexico, people on the Gulf Coast are bracing for heavy rains and potentially dangerous flash floods.

Many areas in the path of the storm will see between 6 and 9 inches (15 and 23 centimeters) of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center. Southeastern Louisiana, southern Mississippi,...
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Tropical Storm Cindy Nears the Gulf Coast
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Hector Rodriguez
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06/21/2017 at 16:24. Facebook
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Christine Hawkins
Scott Wolven
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NASA Earth
06/21/2017 at 15:10. Facebook
Satellite Catches Storms Producing Gamma Rays

On August 3, 2014, showers and thunderstorms grew from an area of low pressure several hundred miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico. That tropical depression eventually strengthened into Hurricane Julio and passed north of Hawaii. The system stirred up surf, but was not otherwise notable—except that it happened to produce some very curious...
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Satellite Catches Storms Producing Gamma Rays
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Evan Proxie
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06/20/2017 at 19:30. Facebook
The Precipitation Measurement Missions' core observatory satellite flew above the storm now known as Tropical Storm Bret on June 19. Data revealed that the tallest towers within the storm were more than 9.3 miles (15 km) high. Radar revealed the tall storms and heavy downpours, with rain falling at 2.75 inches (70 mm) per hour. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
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Shirley Sanchez
Samir Sakri
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06/20/2017 at 18:15. Facebook
Urban Heat Islands: Our cities get hot and stay hot. Learn more about this concept in the latest Climate Bits video.
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Janice Kleeberger McIndoe
Marcus Fankhauser
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NASA Earth
06/20/2017 at 14:53. Facebook
Wildfires Light Up Portugal

On June 17, 2017, lightning reportedly ignited a deadly wildfire that spread across the mountainous areas of Pedrógão Grande—a municipality in central Portugal located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) northeast of Lisbon.

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured a nighttime image of the fire at 2:48 a.m. local time...
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Wildfires Light Up Portugal On June 17 2017 lightning reportedly ignited a

Wildfires Light Up Portugal : Image of the Day

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Bri Brito
Jaime Rosas
Ayude a erradicar las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores usando NASA GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper (MHM). Aprenda cómo usted puede contribuir a esta campaña de ciencia ciudadana a nivel mundial este martes en el evento en directo de NASA GLOBE Observer’s Facebook’s Live (transmitido desde Lima, Perú). También, esté listo para hacer sus preguntas al equipo internacional durante...
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Ayude a erradicar las enfermedades transmitidas por vectores usando NASA GLOBE Observers
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After years of crippling drought, record-breaking precipitation washed over California. Satellites observed as mountain landscapes greened, snowpack spread, and reservoirs filled up. [ Earthobservatory.nasa.gov Link ]

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Andrea MacGregor
Greg Lepage
Help eradicate vector borne diseases with NASA GLOBE Observer's Mosquito Habitat Mapper. Learn how you can contribute to a worldwide citizen science effort this Tuesday during a Facebook Live event coming to you from Lima, Peru. Plus, be ready to ask your questions of the international team during the broadcast – use #NASAGO. (Broadcast will be in both Spanish and English.)

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Help eradicate vector borne diseases with NASA GLOBE Observers Mosquito Habitat Mapper
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Bridgette Morrison
NASA's Terra satellite sees Portugal's deadly forest fires from space.

Terra collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 18. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS’ thermal bands, are outlined in red. Smoke pours out of the fiery region and drifts north. Smoke is also seen drifting into Spain. [ Go.nasa.gov Link ]
NASA's Terra satellite sees Portugal's deadly forest fires from space
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Rui Vaz
Ciaran Nugent
Fish Ponds and Rice Fields, Lower Guadalquivir River

An astronaut took this photograph of a section of Isla Mayor, an island in the delta of the Guadalquivir River in southwestern Spain. The Doñana National Park is a marshland nature reserve that has been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage site. The larger, multi-colored geometric shapes in the scene are fish ponds, while the smaller, dark...
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Fish Ponds and Rice Fields Lower Guadalquivir River
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Patricia Rigon de Oliveira
Maria Fernández
May 2017 was the second warmest May in 137 years of modern record-keeping, according to a monthly analysis of global temperatures by scientists at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies(GISS) in New York.

The monthly analysis is assembled from publicly available data acquired by about 6,300 meteorological stations around the world, ship- and buoy-based instruments measuring sea surface...
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May 2017 was the second warmest May in 137 years of modern
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Sunset Crater, Arizona

During its creation about a thousand years ago (1085 C.E.), explosions rocked Sunset Crater. The emerging volcano buried the landscape in a thick, dark carpet of lava and ash. Much of the evidence of that eruption is still visible today.

During a series of eruptions, magma rose to the surface through a vent, creating the cinder cone that still rises more than 1,000...
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Sunset Crater Arizona During its creation about a thousand years ago 1085

Sunset Crater : Image of the Day

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Bryce Alexander
Ranjan Sharma
The world's oceans are like brakes slowing the full effects atmospheric warming due to greenhouse gases. Over the last 10 years, carbon dioxide and 90 percent of additional warming due to the greenhouse effect have been absorbed by the oceans.

How? The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation acts as a conveyor belt of ocean water from Florida to Greenland. Along the journey north, water...
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Ron Austin
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