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Snow in the Central U.S.

On February 10, 2016, the the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this image of snow across the central United States.

Agricultural Fires Cover Most of Indochina

NASA's Suomi NPP satellite collected this image on February 08, 2016 which detected hundreds of fires burning in various regions of Indochina.

Fires in Eastern China

Suomi NPP satellite collected an image of fires in Eastern China.

Bushfires Continue in Tasmania

Bushfires are still threatening parts of Tasmania although there is no immediate danger to any communities at this time.

Snow Blankets the Western U.S.

On February 7, 2016, the Visible Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite acquired this image of snow across most of the western United States.

Open- and Closed-Celled Clouds over the Pacific

Meteorologists break convective clouds into two main groups: closed-celled and open-celled. NASA’s Terra satellite acquired an image that juxtaposes both types.

Fires Light up Chihuahua, Mexico

Wildfires are lighting up a section of Bachiniva, Mexico in the state of Chihuahua in this satellite image.

Oil Fires in Libya Continue

The oil refinery fires in Libya that were started by attacks on oil terminals in Libya in very early January continue.

We’re Hosting a ‘State of NASA’ Event at an Agency Location Nearest You

NASA is opening its doors and inviting its social media followers and news media to an in-person ‘State of NASA’ event on Feb. 9, 2016, at one of the agency’s 10 field centers.

Fires Pepper Cambodia

This visible-light image shows fires burning throughout Cambodia.

Snow in South Korea

Starting in January 2016, areas across Asia saw plenty of snowfall and frigid temperatures.

Eighty Bushfires Ignite Parts of Tasmania

Out-of-control bushfires are still raging in Tasmania's northwest.

Fires Detected in Colombia and Venezuela

NASA's Terra satellite collected this natural-color image of Colombia (left) and Venezuela (right) with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on January 17, 2016.

Fires Detected off the Coast of Northwestern Australia

It's summer "down under" and as such fire season is underway.

Fires Seen Along Amu River in Turkmenistan

NASA satellite detects burning areas in Turkmenistan.

Eruption of San Miguel, El Salvador

San Miguel (also known as Chaparrastique) is one of the most active volcanoes in El Salvador.

El Niño Brought Drought and Fire to Indonesia

El Niño events are closely watched by meteorologists because a strong event is capable of altering weather patterns in many parts of the world.

Parts of SW Australia Under Bushfire Emergency Warning Alert

Summer in southern Australia brings with it the threat of bushfires.

Terra Captures Images of Oil Fires in Libya

Fires caused by shelling on an oil terminal in Libya are seen by NASA Terra satellite.

Unseasonable Flooding on the Mississippi River

More than a week after heavy rains swamped parts of Missouri and Illinois in December 2015, communities along the Mississippi River are facing severe flooding.

Satellite Detects Fires in Cambodia

This visible-light image shows dozens of fires burning in Cambodia.

Goddard Year in Review - 2015

As the year draws to a close, many of us send out cards to friends and loved ones. Gathered here are just a few of the shining moments from the Goddard "household" in 2015.

Dust, Fires, and Smoke Across Western Africa

As the agricultural season continues in Western Africa, fires dot the landscape from Guinea to Benin.

A Clearer View of Fire

When the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on Suomi NPP began operating in 2012, the view of fires on Earth's surface got a whole lot clearer.

Icebergs Make Waves off South Georgia Island

Icebergs that break off from Antarctica can stay afloat in the Southern Ocean for years. Some become stuck, while others drift in the currents that circle the continent.
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