Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Rare Electric Blue Clouds Observed by NASA Balloon

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On the cusp of our atmosphere live a thin group of seasonal electric blue clouds. Forming fifty miles above the poles in summer, these clouds are known as noctilucent clouds or polar mesospheric clouds.

Earth from Space: Northeast Ethiopia

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In this week's Earth from Space from the ESA Web TV studios, the Copernicus Sentinel-1B satellite takes us over Northeast Ethiopia.

Dramatic Views of Hurricane Florence

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Cameras outside the International Space Station captured dramatic views of rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence at 8:10 a.m. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. late Thursday or early Friday.

ICESat-2 Adds Third Dimension to Earth

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ICESat-2 will provide scientists with height measurements that create a global portrait of Earth's third dimension, gathering data that can precisely track changes of terrain including glaciers, sea ice, forests and more.