Thursday, July 5, 2012

Power Outages in Washington, DC Area

 Visit Power Outages in Washington, DC Area.  Then scroll down and click the "View Both Images" Button.  A slider will appear on the photo that shows you the lights in the northeast before and after by moving your mouse.  The massive power outages were followed a rare "derecho" (straight in Spanish).  Basically, a line of thunderstorms, severe, winds, etc.  Be sure to check out the composite radar of this fast moving storms!

NASA Earth Observatory image by Rob Simmon using data from the NASA/NOAA satellite S-NPP. Caption by Aries Keck.
Instrument: Suomi NPP - VIIRS

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