30 August 2012

Hurricane Isaac By Moonlight

Posted by Dan Satterfield

From the new NPP-Suomi Satellite using the new VIRRS sensor. Click for a much bigger image.

Can you spot Richmond, Okla. City, Tulsa, and Springfield, Missouri?? That should be a good start for you. As far as know, this is the first time a hurricane has been imaged by natural light at night. Certainly the first over the U.S. A nice image of the power of Mother Nature against the backdrop of mankind’s domination of the Earth’s surface.

More on Suomi and the VIRRS here.