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Farming Creates Fire Line Across Central Africa

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this natural-color image which detected thousands of fires burning in Central Africa on January 15, 2018.

Ice on Lake Erie

On January 6, 2018, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired images of North America’s Great Lakes.

Cloud Streets Over the Yellow Sea

On November 18, 2017, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image of cloud streets over the Yellow Sea.

Bolaven (was 01W - NW Pacific Ocean)

The first tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean 2018 tropical cyclone season didn't waste any time forming after the first of the new year.

A Chilly End to 2017 for the Northeast

As 2017 drew toward a close, Arctic air spilled into the eastern United States and Canada for several days.

Agricultural Fires in Africa Stretch the Whole of the Continent

The VIIRS instrument on the Suomi NPP satellite collected this image which detected hundreds upon hundreds of fires burning in Central Africa. Most likely these fires are agricultural in nature.

NASA's Look At the Difference of a Few Days in the Thomas Fire

What a difference a few days can make in the life cycle of a fire. In this particular case, the Thomas Fire that is ongoing in the Ventura County around (and surrounding) in Southern California.

NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

Thomas Fire Continues to Grow But Weather May Assist Efforts

The Thomas Fire in Ventura County California continues to burn despite the best efforts of firefighters.

Thomas Fire Still Growing Under Longest Running Red Flag Warning

Brown smoke continues to spew from the Thomas Fire in this image captured by the Aqua satellite on December 14, 2017.

California's Thomas Fire Continues to Grow Overnight

The Thomas fire has been burning for 11 days now and has grown to be the 4th largest fire in California's history.

NASA's Aqua Satellite Captures Smoke Billowing Off California Coast

The huge amounts of smoke tumbling off the coast of California is also an indicator of how active the Thomas Fire still is.

NASA's Terra Satellite Sees Incredible Clouds of Smoke from CA Fires

The fires in California continue.

New Satellite Imagery Shows Columns of Smoke from California Wildfires

Copious columns of gray-brown smoke pour off the edge of California's coast in this image of the Thomas Fire taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on December 07, 2017.

NASA Sees Smoke from Fires Near Tijuana, Mexico

NASA’s Aqua satellite spotted smoke from brush fires burning just south and east of Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 7.

Fire "War Zone" Continues In and Around Ventura, California

Copious columns of gray-brown smoke pour off the edge of California's coast in this image of the Thomas Fire taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on December 07, 2017.

Fires in California Continue Amid Santa Ana Windstorm

Nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated ahead of the firestorm that is sweeping across Southern California.

Santa Ana Winds in California Help Flame Huge Firestorm

Wildfires exploded into existence overnight as the Santa Ana winds contributed to the firestorm.

Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017.

NASA Sees Mount Agung’s Ash Cloud Over the Bali Sea

Ash from Mount Agung on the Indonesian island of Bali was visible in imagery from NASA’s Terra satellite.

NASA Scientist to Discuss ‘Holiday Lights Show Culture from Space’ at Library of Congress Lecture

The public is invited to a free talk called 'Holiday Lights Show Culture from Space,' with Dr. Miguel Román in the Pickford Theater, third floor, Madison Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Dec. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EST.

Agricultural Fires in India and Pakistan

Agricultural fires were captured in this image from November 19, 2017 in both India and Pakistan.

From Microscopic to Multicellular: Six Stories of Life that NASA Sees from Space

Scientists have use satellites to understand how life flourishes and fades on our planet. These selected visual stories of bacteria, plants, land animals, sea creatures and birds show what a view from space can reveal.

Agricultural Fires Seen in October Continue in China

The fires that were seen on October 30, 2017 in the Heilongjiang Province in China are continuing in this image taken by the Suomi NPP satellite on November 05, 2017.

Bushfires in Northern Territory of Australia

The Suomi NPP satellite's Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument captured a look at multiple fires and smoke in the Northern Territory of Australia on November 02, 2017.
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