Satellite View of Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy on Oct. 30

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    NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Post-Tropical Sandy rolling inland on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 6:02 a.m. EDT. (1302 UTC). The National Hurricane Center said that as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was moving westward across Pennsylvania and was centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia. It lost its hurricane status on Monday and is now considered an extratropical cyclone.

    Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

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    Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project

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    gusgrosch, ChrisAstro, ileanaa, and 41 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. tornadoalley1 30 months ago | reply

      Won't let me share to Fbook !

    2. Jaroslove Bondarenko 30 months ago | reply

      Thunderstorms Spiritual World: Amazing photo of Ananda's 3D SEIS :)
      4D SEIS Tomography photo of the Egyptian god Seth-Anubis (quaternion);
      4DGeoSEIS Tomography model of 4D space-time structure of the Sinlaku storm:

    3. Zipsterun 30 months ago | reply

      facebook blocks weather related posts. Use a short URL to disguise it

    4. skigordo 30 months ago | reply

      Can someone tell me how these pics are taken in total darkness? Are they enhanced to show the US and surrounding oceans?

    5. vue3d 30 months ago | reply

      Beautiful work well successfully

      vue3d godwork

    6. lesliepool 30 months ago | reply

      I had no problem posting the photo to FB.

    7. j2008p 30 months ago | reply

      there's no way that was a visible picture at 6am eastern. must be more like 9am (6 pacific).
      At 6am EDT the entire storm was in darkness.

    8. j2008p 30 months ago | reply

      time MUST be wrong, the visible picture couldn't have been taken at that hour.

    9. _AWM 30 months ago | reply

      @Zipsterun,"facebook blocks weather related posts"? what are you talking about? why would they do that? that would be insanely dangerous

    10. nakina 30 months ago | reply

      I just posted it to FB without a problem - and of COURSE the colors have been enhanced DUH do you really think the ocean is that blue from above? In a STORM no less?

    11. ThePaintedSaint 30 months ago | reply

      @J2008p there's a whole range of fancy imaging systems. If you think they are using camera film to take a satellite shot ... Oy vey.

    12. Kurt Paterson 30 months ago | reply

      The MODIS true-color images from NASA's "Blue Marble" global map are used as a background, projected as though viewed from the GOES satellite location. Semi-transparent layers of GOES infrared and visible images are enhanced and layered on top of that color background. The posted image is a composite mostly outside the visible spectrum.

    13. chicbee04 30 months ago | reply

      Thanks for your explanation! That should be part of NASA's caption description...

    14. OldTom2009 30 months ago | reply

      Amazing to be able to watch it develope but do nothing about it.

    15. Pablo Soberano 30 months ago | reply

      Al ver esta imagen recuerdo el afiche de la peli "La verdad incómoda" de Al Gore y me da miedo..!

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