July 27, 2021
During the spring and summer in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, phytoplankton show up in abundance. Clouds permitting, the showy displays of these blue and green “blooms” are visible in satellite images just about every year. Yet no two phytoplankton blooms are exactly alike. From spring into early summer, the surface waters
July 13, 2021
The Gulf of Martaban, an arm of the Andaman Sea located in southern Myanmar, is featured in this false-color image captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission.
June 29, 2021
Lake Mar Chiquita, approximately 70 kilometers long and 24 kilometers wide, is fed primarily by the Primero and Segundo rivers from the southwest and from the Dulce river from the north.
June 10, 2021
A partial solar eclipse is seen as the sun rises behind the U.S. Capitol Building, Thursday, June 10, 2021, as seen from Arlington, Va. The annular or “ring of fire” solar eclipse is only completely visible in Greenland, Northern Russia and Canada. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
June 1, 2021
On May 26, 2021, iceberg A-76 lost two big chunks of ice (now A-76B and A-76C) and, with them, the title of biggest iceberg on Earth.
May 14, 2021
Qeshm Island—the largest island in Iran—lies in the Strait of Hormuz, parallel to the Iranian coast from which it’s separated by the Clarence Strait (Khuran).
May 4, 2021
Windy regions high in the atmosphere can transport pollutants such as dust or soot thousands of miles around the world and disrupt everyday life for thousands of people.
April 20, 2021
Volcanic eruptions on Saint Vincent have blanketed the Caribbean island in ash leading to over 16,000 residents to be evacuated from their homes.
April 5, 2021
The enormous Ever Given container ship, wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal, is visible in images captured by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission.
March 23, 2021
Blooms are made up of naturally occurring algae, phytoplankton, and cyanobacteria that explode in number under the right conditions: warm temperatures, lots of nutrients and calm waters.