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Atmosphere

Another Lively Season of Night-Shining Clouds
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Another Lively Season of Night-Shining Clouds

Extremely cold and wet conditions in the mesosphere have led to abundant noctilucent clouds.

Published Jul 8, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Remote Sensing

A Dust Plume to Remember
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A Dust Plume to Remember

While dust routinely blows across the Atlantic Ocean, scientists rarely see plumes as large and dense with particles as the one that darkened Caribbean skies in June 2020.

Published Jun 29, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Dust and Haze Remote Sensing

Space Station Sails Across the Sun
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Space Station Sails Across the Sun

A NASA photographer captured the ISS as it passed directly between the Sun and Earth.

Published Jun 26, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Human Presence

Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia
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Heat and Fire Scorches Siberia

Fires are raging in eastern Siberia in the midst of an unusually long-lived heat wave.

Published Jun 23, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Heat Land Drought Fires Remote Sensing Temperature Extremes

An Astronaut’s View of an Annular Eclipse
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An Astronaut’s View of an Annular Eclipse

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot a photograph of the Moon’s shadow crossing the Earth on June 21, 2020.

Published Jun 23, 2020

Atmosphere Unique Imagery