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Storm and Sparkles

Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS Day Night Band data.
Hurricane Isaac approaches the Gulf Coast as the city lights of the Southeast shine in this satellite image taken just after midnight on Aug. 28. The…Read More »





storm made landfall twice in Louisiana overnight. As of 9 a.m. local time this morning (Aug.29), winds were blowing 75 miles per hour and the storm's center was 40 miles (64 km) southwest of New Orleans.

The Suomi NPP satellite, which orbits Earth 14 times a day, captured this image with its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS).    Less «
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