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Natural Event

Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava
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Nishinoshima Belches Ash and Lava

A young volcanic island in the western Pacific Ocean has been going through some growing pains.

Published Jul 6, 2020

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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

Channeling a Bloom
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Channeling a Bloom

Unusually clear skies and persistent, unseasonable heat may have set the stage for large and persistent blooms of phytoplankton in the waters around England.

Published Jun 26, 2020

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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

Dust Traverses the Atlantic Ocean
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Dust Traverses the Atlantic Ocean

A tremendous plume of dust from North Africa drifts toward the Caribbean and contiguous United States.

Published Jun 19, 2020

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Water Dust and Haze Remote Sensing