New animation from NOAA shows satellite imagery of Hurricane Sandy and how it followed the National Hurricane Center’s track issued at 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday, October 25 2012.
Hurricane Sandy After Landfall (October 30, 2012)
Hurricane Sandy made landfall along the southern New Jersey coast on the evening of October 29, 2012, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported.
As the storm came ashore, it continued to pack strong wings—roughly 85 miles (140 kilometers) per hour. Tide gauges recorded storm-surge heights of 12.4 feet (3.8 meters) at Kings Point, New York.
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The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this natural-color image of Hurricane Sandy at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:45 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012.
Note how a line of clouds from a continental weather system runs south to north along the Appalachian Mountains, approaching from the west to meet the offshore storm.
Courtesy of NASA Earth Observatory
Photograph by Ole C. Salomonsen, arcticlightphoto.no
Northern lights over dance the Lyngan Alps in a picture taken Tuesday night near Tromsø, Norway. The brilliant auroras were triggered by a coronal mass ejection, or CME, that hit our planet Tuesday morning. A CME is a cloud of superheated gas and charged particles hurled off the sun (via National Geographic).
Source: National Geographic
Summer Arctic Storm
In early August 2012, storms in the Arctic affected the motion of the sea ice north of Siberia and Alaska.
This animation shows the motion of the winds over the Arctic in conjunction with seasonal melting of the Arctic sea ice from August 1 through September 13, 2012, when the NASA scientists determined that the sea ice reached its annual minimum extent.
The surface winds, shown my moving arrows, are colored by the velocity. Slower winds are shown in blue, medium in green and the fast winds are shown in red.