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Suomi-NPP VIIRS image of Tassajara fire

The Tassajara fire began on September 19, 2015 and is located in the Carmel Valley, California. Overnight the fire grew to over 1,000 acres, but has been limited to 1,086 acres since then and is 65% contained. There has ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The year the sun turned blue

Something strange started happening in cities and towns in Ontario and across the northeastern United States in the summer of 1950. In the middle of the day, it started to get dark—so dark, in fact, that cities like Toronto ...

dateJul 28, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Terra captures Alaskan wildfires

The 2015 Alaska fire season reached another milestone Friday by surpassing the 5-million-mark in the number of acres burned so far this season. According to the Alaska Interagency Coordination Center's daily situation report ...

dateAug 10, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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The Alaska fire season - before and after

The 2015 Alaska fire season has been particularly brutal this year.  The fire season reached another milestone on Aug. 7 by surpassing the 5-million- mark in the number of acres burned so far this season. According to the ...

dateSep 04, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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