Hurricane Isaac by Night

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    NASA image acquired August 29, 2012 1:57 a.m EDT

    Annotated view here: bit.ly/RsFT9Y

    Hurricane Isaac lit up by moonlight as it spins over the city of New Orleans, La. at 1:57 am central daylight savings time the morning of August 29, 2012. The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite captured these images with its Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS). The "day-night band" of VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses light intensification to enable the detection of dim signals.

    Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Department of Defense.

    Image Credit: NASA/NOAA, Earth Observatory

    NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using VIIRS Day Night Band data.

    Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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    1. not on your nelly 31 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of a spiral galaxy photo with the night-time lights substituting for stars.

    2. Derek_Custer 31 months ago | reply

      Fantastic image.

    3. Jacko_Parson [deleted] 31 months ago | reply

      Super!

    4. edmeeolinger 31 months ago | reply

      All the lights there, nice as well

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